Top 10 Western Museums of 2010

6. Plains Indian Museum (Cody, Wyoming)

In January 2009, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center received a “Save America’s Treasures” grant for the long-term preservation of the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection. Dyck, an artist who studied the Plains Indians, collected more than 2,000 pieces dating from the late 1700s to the 1890s before his death in 2006, and these objects are being displayed on a rotating basis. Add to that the center’s annual Powwow and the other amazing artifacts on display, and it’s easy to see why Crow tribal historian Joseph Medicine Crow calls this museum “a living, breathing place….”


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