Canyon: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Canyon: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

  • <p>Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum</p> <p>Building with sign saying PPHM</p>
  • <p>Comanche Camp, ca.1873</p> <p>Three people seated in front of a group of tipis</p>
  • <p>American Indian prisoners of the Red River War, Fort Marion, Florida1875: Maman-ti (Owl Prophet) stands far right.</p> <p>Group of Native American men wearing button front uniform shirts</p>
  • <p>“Heroes of Red River War” painting(</p> <p>Painting of soldiers at attention, one soldier receiving a medal</p>
  • <p>4th Cavalry re-enactors in Palo Duro Canyon</p> <p>Reenactors dressed as soldiers on a hillside</p>
  • Listen to the audio

Listen to the story of Kiowa leader Maman-ti, the “Owl Prophet,” and his role throughout the conflict.

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, on the campus of West Texas A&M University, offers a wealth of exhibits on the lives of the Southern Plains tribes as well as interactive displays about frontier life. The museum also owns two battle sites of the Red River War – the Second Battle of Adobe Walls site and the Buffalo Wallow fight site. Though remote, it is possible to visit the Adobe Walls site. Several monuments front this historic landscape, and a map is downloadable from the museum web site.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (June - August hours to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.)
  • Admission: Adults: $12.50, Ages 65 and over: $10, Ages 4-12: $6
  • 2503 4th Avenue, Canyon, TX
  • 806-651-2244
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