The Museum of the Plains Indian was founded in 1941 and displays a wide variety of arts of Northern Plains tribal peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux, Assiniboine, Arapaho, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flathead, Chippewa, and Cree.
- See a wide variety of arts of the Northern Plains tribal peoples at the Museum of the Plains Indian
- View displays including items from the Blackfoot, Sioux, Arapaho and Nez Perce
- Located just west of Browning, Montana, the eastern gateway town to Glacier National Park
Founded in 1941, the Museum of the Plains Indian displays a wide variety of arts of the Northern Plains tribes, including Northern Cheyenne, the Blackfoot, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Flathead, Shoshone, Cree and Chippewa tribes.
The Plains Indian Museum is located at the junction of US Highway 2 and US Highway 89 just west of Browning, Montana. Browning is the eastern gateway town to Glacier National Park. (Phone: 406-338-2230)
The museum is open in the summer from June 1st to September 30th, daily from 9 am to 4:45 pm. In winter (from October 1st to May 31st) it’s open daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Summer admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children from 6 to 12. Seniors over 65 are charged $3. Admission is free in the winter months.
The Museum features a historic collection of arts created by the tribal people of the Northern Plains. The exhibits include a multimedia presentation, dioramas and carved wood panels by John Clarke, a Blackfoot sculptor. Visitors of all ages love to view these historic pieces, and kids learn much about American history. Highlights are the exhibits that display the traditional costumes of the Northern Plains Indians, even exhibited on life-sized figures.