Smoki Museum in Prescott AZ

Housing more than 2000 artifacts including pottery, basketry, lithics, and beadwork, the Smoki Museum is one of the unique Native American museums in all of Arizona. Located in a WPA era building next to the historic Armory, this non-profit museum in the culmination of many years of historical item collection and preservation. 

By preseving the art, clothing, ornaments, and ceremonial paraphernalia from the many tribes that inhabit the Southwest, such as the:

  • Sioux
  • Woodland Indians
  • Apache
  • Yavapai
  • Pima
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Seri

The Smoki Museum is able to comprehensively show the history of the people that lived before the settling of the west, and keep their traditions and ideas alive. Other impressive exhibits rotate on a case per case basis, but average on 4-6 months in duration. These exhibits are incredibly varied, and are each unique experiences themselves. 

The Smoki Museam contains what is believed by most to be one of the most comprehensive and significant Native American basket collections in the United States, as well as having a sizable intact pottery collection. Group tours of these collections, as well as seasonal exhibits and the rest of the museum are available by calling 30 days in advance. 

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