Then and Now: American Indian Representation in Missouri

12/14/2019 | Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park | Miami, MO

Join the Missouri Humanities Council and Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center for a presentation hosted by Lindsey Kaye Manshack. Manshack is a public health research coordinator at the Washington University School of Medicine and a tribal citizen of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb.


With over 30,000 Missouri residents identifying with American Indian tribal affiliations, the state is enriched by tribal diversity. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other nationally recognized sources, this presentation focuses on where the current American Indian population is living within Missouri. It explores land and water rights, tribal preservation efforts, representation versus misrepresentations and indigeneity among local Missourians. Audience members will leave with a greater understanding of the American Indian people and the culture that surrounds them.


This event will run concurrently with our traveling exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces.” "Patriot Nations" was produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information, visit


Click here to read the news release for the "Patriot Nations" exhibition.


Presentation Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
32146 N. Hwy. 122, Miami, MO | (660) 886-7537

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs