Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201


“Conceptually, historians of native communities would benefit from thinking of Indian history as an aspect of American social history. As such, Indian history can be understood as the study of a particular group’s institutions and ideas about itself, as well as its relationships with other groups within the larger society. If this theme were pursued, Indian historians could address both the distinctiveness of the native experience and the relationship between native history and the development of national and regional cultures.”

Fred Hoxie in An Assumption of Sovereignty: Social & Political Transformation Among the Florida Seminoles 1953 – 1979 by Harry A. Kersey Jr. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

Loan Box Program

Loan Boxes may be borrowed from the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian by schools, libraries, and other education focused groups for a flat fee of $40 per academic school year, which includes the following summer school term. All boxes contain a Loan Box guide and artifacts that may be handled by students under the instructor's supervision, as well as a variety of books, pictures, and newspapers.  Click here for more information on the Loan Box Program.  Contact Visitor Services at 847/475-1030 or email to register for this program.

Teaching Documents

Resources corresponding to curriculum K-12

Resources corresponding to curriculum K-5

Field Trip Lesson Plans & Worksheets

School Trips                                   The Teaching Lodge



  • Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Newberry Library's multimedia educational website "Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present" focuses on Native people of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Issues explored include contemporary issues with roots in the history of the region: tribal sovereignty, hunting and fishing rights, casinos, treaties, identity, repatriation, and stereotypes.
  • Since launching its redesign, has expanded its online offering.  The American-Indian Wars topic contains interactive photo galleries, important moments in Native American legislation, and animated videos recounting the use and importance of the buffalo to Native American lifeways. 

Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE


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