September 17, 2021
First Americans Museum Perseveres After 3 Decades Of Uncertainty
OKLAHOMA CITY -
Saturday marks a big day for the city and our native population three decades in the making: The grand opening of the First Americans Museum.
The 173,000 square foot facility has symbolism embedded in almost every corner. But perhaps the biggest unintended representation is the struggle to get to this point.
A ground blessing ceremony in November of 2005 marked the start of construction of the then Native American Cultural Center and Museum. After more than a decade of controvers