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OKLAHOMA CITY — Dr. Charles Knife Chief remembers searching for information about his Native American ancestry.

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Photos: First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City to open Sept. 18

After three decades, countless political fights and death-defying financial feats, what was originally called the Native American Cultural Center and Museum is opening on practically the same spot chosen in 1991 by a 29-tribe association called the Oklahoma Institute of Indian Heritage.

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Leslie Halfmoon, curatorial specialist and media coordinator, stands in the First Americans Museum's Hall of The People.

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Tour of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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The First Americans Museum's FAM Store specializes in work by artists of the 39 tribes and nations represented in the museum.

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Tour of the First Americans Museum's FAM Store in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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Tour of the First Americans Museum's FAM Store in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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Tour of the First Americans Museum's FAM Store in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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Tour of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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An orientation of the sun on the complex of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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Tour of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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Tour of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

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This scene is from one of the origin stories shown in the Origins Theater at the First Americans Museum.

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One of the exhibit installations at Oklahoma City's new First Americans Museum.

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Leslie Halfmoon the Curatorial Specialist and Media Coordinator talks about the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Ste…

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A minivan installation is part of the First Americans Museum's exhibit on powwow culture.

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Part of the exhibit, "Winiko: Life of an Object," is made up of selections from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

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Leslie Halfmoon the Curatorial Specialist and Media Coordinator talks about the First Americans Museum's Hall of the People in Oklahoma City, …

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Leslie Halfmoon the Curatorial Specialist and Media Coordinator talks about the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 9, 2021. Ste…

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