All Are Welcome

Native Americans and the general public are free to participate at the American Indian Exposition. The exhibits, events, and concessions are a great way to learn, overcome barriers, and get to know others. All in all the exposition is the perfect way to share the spirit of Native America.

Exposition Community

With the American Indian Exposition celebrating Indian heritage, it’s no surprise that the community is a major part of the event. Indian camps are maintained during the exposition, calling back on the original way of life for Native Americans. These camps are filled with tepees, tents, grass houses, and brush arbors. Throughout this community, there is a sense of tradition and instead of giving, caring, and spirituality.

Participating Tribes

The American Indian Exposition is a congregation of tribes from across the country. Fifteen different tribes sponsor the event each year. Sponsor tribes include:

  • Apache
  • Arapaho
  • Caddo
  • Cheyenne
  • Comanche
  • Delaware
  • Fort Sill Apache
  • Iowa
  • Kiowa
  • Osage
  • Otoe-Missouri
  • Pawnee
  • Ponca
  • Sac & Fox
  • Wichita

Many other tribes also attend the exposition and participate in the weeklong activities. Coming together the members of these many tribes celebrate their collective heritage and unique history. Side note: The Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, Caddo, Comanche, Delaware, Kiowa, and Wichita tribes are the Founding Tribes of the American Indian Exposition.