Native American Tool Design


Axes, hammers, and knives have been staples since the beginning of humankind. These stone tools are some of the earliest known artifacts and serve as windows into the lives of our earliest ancestors.

Building Tools

A portion of this exhibit examines the tools used for food and food preparation. The museum has a number of horn spoons in its collection. These tools show the delicate artistry and craftsmanship in the community.


While utilitarian in their purpose, baskets display incredible artistry and craftsmanship. The patterns and adornments woven into the baskets held specific meanings in different cultures.


Hunting tools served a duel purpose. Not only did these tools help procure food, they also produced a multitude of tools and applications that came from the parts of animals.