Indian War period (1866-1890) is overlooked and often overshadowed
by other periods of U.S. history. N.I.W.A. is dedicated to
preserving and bringing to light this critical period of our
country's history. We hope your visit
will prove to be an enjoyable as well as educational experience.
Your comments are welcome.
Gen. Gary L. Helms, Sr.
Contribute to the education of the American Public about
this critical period of our nation's history (1866-1890), known as the
Indian Wars period.
displays, lectures, and authentic Living History programs demonstrate
the way of life of the frontier soldier, his family and the American
Understanding into the
conflict and clash between the two cultures; the causes, the battles and
the aftermath. Further, develop an in-depth understanding of the
Plains Indian culture; to know more about how the Indians lived and
their social customs.
Companies of cavalry,
light artillery and infantry relevant to that era.
when possible, the life of
the Plains Indian by faithfully reproducing the
clothing, equipment, housing, and customs of that era.
the State and Federal Park and Monument agencies in promoting a
nationwide interest in the preservation of historic military and Indian
in part through the exchange
of interstate research, round-table discussions, conferences,
investigative experiences and limited military campaigns. Indian Wars