Kiowa Museum & NAGPRA Program


The Kiowa Museum and NAGPRA Program

Amie Tah-Bone, Museum Director

Amie Tah-Bone, Museum Director


Amie Tah-Bone- Museum Director & Acting NAGPRA Representative

Phil R. “Joe Fish” Dupoint- Historian



(580) 654-2300 ext. 366 or 370

Kiowa Tribe Museum Facebook Page


The Kiowa Museum is home to the 10 Kiowa Murals. The murals tell a story about how the Kiowas came to be and it concludes with current times of the Kiowa people.

The tee-pee exhibit is also on display. It is made up of several replicated tee-pees that were used during the Kiowa Sundance ceremonies.

An ongoing display of Kiowa photographs and items used during a lifetime can also be seen along with clothing, weapons, tools and toys.

The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. There is no admission fee and group tours are available. The museum is also available for storytelling and fieldtrips.


On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, The Kiowa Museum will begin Kiowa Singing sessions for those who are interested in learning about Kiowa song. The Kiowa Tribe is losing Elders who are knowledgeable about the different types of songs. The young people know how to sing the songs well, but do not know what they pertain to. This is one of the projects that needs to be addressed along with preserving our language. Conversational Kiowa, except for the few that still practice it, is pretty well gone.

These singing sessions are being scheduled on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Red Buffalo Hall at the Kiowa Complex in Carnegie,  throughout the year as deemed necessary or possibly as an ongoing project.

There are certain songs for certain occasions…family, individuals. These sessions are being planned to cover every aspect  of the Kiowa traditions such as hymns, rabbit, brush, gourd dance, war mother, veteran, scalp and victory, blacklegging, war dance, round dance and other specialty songs. These need to be preserved and taught to our people both young and old so that they will always be here for as long as there are Kiowa people.

These sessions are not only for the men and boys, but will also include the girls and women since they play a big role in Kiowa singing.

Kiowa Museum Historian , Phil R. “Joe Fish” Dupoint, says of the potential singers, “There are those that are awesome and those that are capable of being awesome.”

For more information call the KiowaMuseum at 580-654-2300 ext. 366 or 370.

Some of sessions may be streamed live on the Tribal website

Check the website periodically for more information.
Museum Events:
Drum Practice
Red Buffalo Hall
6:30-8:30 P.M.
June 4, 2013
June 11, 2013
June 25, 2013
(More Dates to be Announced)

Book Reading/Doyeto Manuscripts
Kiowa Tribe Museum
December 2013

Caring for Family Treasures
Kiowa Tribe Museum
8:00A.M.- 4:30P.M.
April 23- May 7, 2014

Beadwork for Beginners
Kiowa Tribe Museum
Summer 2014


Longhorn Mountain Documentary-VIDEO BY PHILLIP BAILEY

NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act)

*Tribal consultations with military bases and posts

*Site observations

*Monitor construction and development on Kiowa lands

*Repatriation of artifacts and remains found inadvertently

The NAGPRA as amended, is designed to protect the rights of Native Americans, lineal descendants, Indian tribes and Hawaiian organizations, in respect to the treatment, repatriation and disposition of Native American human, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony (reffered to collectively in the statute as cultural items) with which a direct relationship can be demonstrated to, through lineal descent or cultural affiliation.

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