Musical Ancestries: Native America

Additional Resources


Explore our community! This list of organizations in the St. Louis region is provided to encourage further study and experiences in Native America music and culture. Enjoy our local treasures!


The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis (BCAIS)

  • Indigenous Storytelling Project (BCAIS)

Interviews with indigenous individuals of many different tribal nations who reside in Missouri and some from outside the state who have connections with Missouri.

  • 30th Annual Washington University in St. Louis Virtual Pow Wow (BCAIS)

March 27-28, 2021

For additional information, email (preferred) or call 314-935-4677

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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Interpretive Center:  The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.  Within the 2,200-tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement that is today known as Cahokia. There are guided tours, field and group trips, an Interpretive Center and Trail maps available for visitors.

Tel: 618-346-5160


Kathy Dickerson Tahpomah KiowaKat; 314-502-7814; email

American Indian Educational Resources of St. Louis

A resource of talented American Indians for demonstrations, lectures, Craft classes, or helping other organizations with American Indian activities. Covering the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area, they promote American Indian artists/performers in and for the St. Louis community.


Essence of the Tribes on KHDX with KiowaKat brings you the music created and performed by American Indian Tribal citizens. From the traditional to the contemporary, Essence of the Tribes features American Indian music, connecting it to the news, culture and history that is going on in Indian country today.


Game resource list with Indigenous Perspective


Great Rivers Greenway- Cliff Cave Park


Illinois State Museum


Jefferson College


Missouri Life Magazine


Missouri State Parks


Missouri Vacation


The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Gateway Arch offers visitors a view of the Native American experience during the opening of the West. Highlights include an animatronic figure of Chief Red Cloud and history galleries with an American Indian peace medal collection and other artifacts. 11 North 4th Street • 877-982-1410


National Park Service:


Spanish Lake Community Association:


St. Charles County History


St. Louis Art Museum: Native American Art Collection

Danforth Gallery:  The St. Louis Art Museum has a rare collection of Native American art and artifacts acquired by the Danforth Family.  314-721-0072


The State Historical Society of Missouri


Sugarloaf Mound in Chesterfield, Missouri


University of Missouri: