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April 27, 2015

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center To Open A New Exhibit: Jṑqígácút Tipi With Battle Pictures

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma History Center announces the opening of their newest exhibit, Jṑqígácút: Tipi With Battle Pictures. This rare artifact will be on exhibit starting Thursday, May 14th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Saturday in the Gaylord Special Exhibits gallery.

While doing regular upkeep on the Indian collections housed within the Oklahoma Museum of History, one the curators discovered something that had been forgotten for many years. Stored on one of our shelving units was a rolled canvas tipi that no one had seen for many decades. This tipi is known as the Tipi with Battle Pictures. The tradition and history embodied by this tipi can be traced ultimately to 1833 when Little Bluff became the sole leader of the Kiowa people. The Tipi with Battle Pictures also figures prominently in another recent Oklahoma Historical Society venture: the recent acquisition and conservation of the 1920 silent film ‘Daughter of Dawn'. In fact, the tipi was authenticated using photo stills from the movie.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Association of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.

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