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Our Exhibits


Letters from Haskell

Our first exclusively online exhibit, "Letters from Haskell" explores the experiences of Haskell students, their families, and the superintendent, Charles Robinson, through their own correspondence. These letters, dating from the 1880s and 1890s, are held in the collections of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum as well as the Kansas State Archives


Through a Lens

A unique convergence of art and history, featuring a collection of ekphrastic poetry inspired by the poignant photographs of L.M. Wood taken on the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation in Oklahoma between 1899 and 1900. Wood’s candid images, capturing the daily lives of Native American tribes during a period of significant cultural and societal change, serve as the visual foundation for the poetry, which explores themes of identity, resilience, and the often fraught relationships between colonizers and indigenous peoples.

In Winter, Kiowa [1898] 1.TI.211_edited.

Frank Rinehart Collection

The work of Frank Rinehart, while not as well known as that of Edward Curtis, is widely recognized as some of the most important pieces of Native American portraiture of the late 19th and early 20th century. These photographs, Rinehart and Muhr's 1900 work at Crow Agency , Montana, in particular, is of great value to researchers, historians, and tribal people alike due to their candid nature and their representation of Native Americans of the time as diverse people encompassing hundreds of unique cultures spanning the continent.

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