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A Non-Profit Promoting the Continued Development of the Osage Reservation & the Communities Influenced by the Osage Nation

Voices from the Drum

FAM Community Gallery

FREE Admission | On view until March 31, 2023


First Americans Museum (FAM), with support by the Osage Nation Museum and the Osage Nation Foundation, is proud to announce the opening of the Voices from the Drum traveling exhibition. The exhibition features 20 drums and shares the important role of the instruments within the Osage community.


The exhibition is thematically arranged to examine how the artists approached the drum, through their culture, their artistic vision, and in relationship to the annual I Lonschka dance. In addition to the 20 drums, the exhibition also includes fine art and a digital display.


The exhibit assembles the creativity, knowledge and talent of 19 practicing artists including: Norman Akers, Dante Biss-Grayson, Joe Don Brave, June Carpenter, Sarah Elsberry, Anita Fields, Yatika Fields, Jessica Moore Harjo, Kilan Jacobs, Jonathan Lunsford, Harleigh Moore, Ted Moore, Vanessa Moore, Rock Pipestem, Wendy Ponca, Alex Ponca Stock, Jon Red Corn, Addie Roanhorse, and Jen Tiger.


Osage Artist Registry

The Osage Nation Foundation Artist Registry is an online directory of Osage artists, musicians, actors, dancers, arts and cultural organizations, and even professionals in the arts industry. As part of our ongoing mission to support Osage artists, we have created the ONF Artist Registry to provide online exposure for each artist with their own information and links directly to the artist’s own website. This valuable online resource provides artists additional exposure to be seen and contacted. These pages help all artists gain higher positions in Internet search results – increasing their chances of being noticed. The Osage Nation Foundation's Artist Registry also provides interested parties a way to contact the artist. To become a registered artist, click here.

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Osage Nation History

The vibrant history of the Osage is that of a proud, spiritual people who have weathered hardship to emerge as a leading force in Native America. Part of the Northern Plains tribes, the Osage were known for being bold warriors, skilled hunters and farmers, and preservers of family life.

The Osage of today, resonate their culture of long standing traditions by clinging to the lessons of their ancestors. The modern day Osage is educated, diverse and staunch to the fact that being Osage is their identity.

The Osage Nation Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to promote the continued development of the Osage Reservation and the communities influenced by the Osage Nation.

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Osage Nation Mission

The Osage Nation Foundation primarily works to promote and enhance the general welfare of the people of the Osage Nation by supporting cultural, educational, health, historical, community and other appropriate activities and programs. Our funding supports projects directly impacting and benefiting Osage Nation members, particularly artists and youth, in addition to causes and activities supporting the communities where Osage live and work.

Osage Featured Product

2022 Osage Nation Foundation Collectible Christmas Ornament

The Osage Sesquicentennial Celebration commemorates

the 150th Anniversary of the Osage Reservation established

in 1872. The event celebrates Osage resilience and recognizes major accomplishments that have sustained us as a Nation on this land. It is appropriate to recognize this historical marker to acknowledge where we came from, where we are today and where we are going in the future. Each year, a new collectible ornament is designed to commemorate some aspect of Osage culture and history so that a grand tradition and collection can be passed from one generation to the next. All proceeds from the sale of this ornament benefits the charitable mission of the Osage Nation Foundation.


Now Available

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2021 - 2022 Annual Report

Our 2021 - 2022 annual report is now available.

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