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The Amerind Foundation Museum:
a museum of Native American art, history and culture

(520) 586-3666
This archaeological research foundation and museum, founded in 1937 by William S. Fulton, displays artifacts of prehistoric American Indian cultures as well as historic exhibits of Plains Indian beadwork and costumes, masks, shields, weapons and children's toys. Southwestern arts and crafts items are available for purchase in the museum store. The Amerind collection includes about 20,000 catalogued artifacts. An art gallery displays paintings and sculpture, including works of such prominent 19th- and 20th-century artists as Frederic Remington, William Leigh and Carl Borg.

The Amerind has recently expanded its focus in an effort to reach a larger audience. Some of the new programs include an educational program that reaches out to elementary and middle-school students, the development of trails that allow visitors to experience Amerind's spectacular natural setting just south of Texas canyon, and Native Arts Weekends where Indian artists come to the museum to demonstrate their skills and sell their crafts.

The Amerind is located at Dragoon, between Benson and Willcox. Take exit 318 off Interstate 10 and drive east one mile to the Amerind Foundation turnoff. Turn left at the entrance sign.

Amerind year-round hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Mondays). Closed for all major holidays.

Admission fees: Adults,$8
S
eniors (over 60), $7
Youths 12 to 18, $5
Children under 12 , Free

Group rates are available for eight or more; tours and larger groups should phone ahead to coordinate arrival times with the museum staff (520-586-3666).

For more information visit the Amerind Foundation website.