September 18, 2021

First Americans Museum honors Oklahoma’s 39 tribes

Author: Janelle Stecklein | CNHI Oklahoma Reporter

OKLAHOMA CITY — Seven years ago, Shoshana Wasserman spent her days attempting to sell what may have appeared to be an impossible dream to reluctant and weary Oklahomans.
Her challenge: drum up support for a Native American museum that was little more than a useless and half-finished husk plagued by cost overruns and — after 20 years of wrangling — waning legislative enthusiasm.
Wasserman urged the occasional VIP to bring closed-toed shoes and a vivid imagination of what could be for the 175,000-