M!X Networking Event at Oklahoma History Center on May 13

OMA members are invited to the opening of Jṑqī́gácút: The Tipi with Battle Pictures at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, on May 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend this event, but you must RSVP to sodaniel@okmuseums.org by May 4.

Matt Reed, Curator of American Indian & Military Collections, discovered the tipi while doing regular upkeep in collections. The tradition and history embodied by this tipi can be traced ultimately to 1833 when Jòhâusàn or Little Bluff became the sole leader of the Kiowa people.

The tipi is easily distinguished by the way it is decorated. The tipi is covered with sketches depicting the war honors of the best Kiowa warriors and Jòhâusàn added his own war exploits and then invited his society brothers to add their own decorations.

The OMA M!X networking event is hosted by the Oklahoma History Center and sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, and the Oklahoma Native American Museum Professionals Association (OKNAMPA), a professional interest network of OMA.