"Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces"

11/20/2019 to 12/27/2019 | Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park | Miami, MO

“Patriot Nations” is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibit explores the ways in which Native Americans have served America’s Armed Forces in every major military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East. Through a series of engaging and historical photographs and narratives, visitors will learn how Native American servicemen and women have served to protect and defend the United States.


Special exhibit hours at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center from Nov. 21 to Dec. 27:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday
  • Noon to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday
  • Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28
  • Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25

The exhibit will begin with an opening night open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20.


“Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information, visit mohumanities.org/patriot-nations. 


Click here to read the news release.


32146 N. Highway 122, Miami, MO | 660-886-7537

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs