Native American Historic Places
Explore American History and American Indian sacred places and Native American historic monuments, battlegrounds and Indian museums at TheWildWest.org.
One of the deepest and quickest ways to know anything that holds our interest but escapes our understanding is immersion. There is no better way to become familiar with American History and American Indian culture - its people, heritage, history, tradition, philosophies, arts and ideas - than to experience it personally. While in the past that might have meant costly and time consuming pilgrimages to faraway places, today, just about anywhere in North America, there is a powwow or American Indian art exhibition nearby to attend. When travel is possible, imagine what might be in store by visiting Native American places with names like Medicine Hat, Bad Axe, Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn, Starved Rock, Devils Tower or the Four Mountains of the Navajo. Go, explore and learn, but remember to be aware of cultural differences and honor Native American traditions.
Hovenweep National Monument: Utah/Colorado
The Medicine Wheel: Wyoming
Navajo Nation Council Chamber: Arizona
Oconaluftee Indian Village: North Carolina
Pipestone National Monument: Minnesota
The Washita Battleground: Oklahoma
American Indian Museums
Saint Joseph of the Lake Church & Cemetery: Wisconsin
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail