Native American Gallery

The Native Americans Gallery takes guests from the ancient past, through European contact and up to today. There are more than 4,800 artifacts on display in the gallery, including 4,652 arrowheads and spear points mounted to the walls.

The Woolly Mammoth in Discovery Park’s collection is about 12,000 years old and was found in 2000 on the Istra riverbank in Russia and took three years to excavate. It was purchased by Robert Kirkland and presented as a loan to the Obion County Museum in 2007 where it was displayed until it was moved to its permanent home at Discovery Park.

Painted vessels like the ones in the Discovery Park collection began to appear during the Mississippian period and often feature decorations with cosmological or supernatural themes.

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