Museum Exhibits

Featured Exhibition

The Museum of the Southeast American Indian hosts local and traveling exhibitions that highlight the voices, art, and history of American Indians.
art by gloria tara lowery
Awakening the Spirit: The Legacy of Gloria Tara Lowery

Celebrate the life and art of the late Lumbee artist Gloria Tara Lowery.

Permanent Exhibit 

The permanent exhibit features a rare 1,100-year-old dugout canoe that illustrates American Indian ingenuity. An 18th century log cabin takes visitors to an era when American Indian life was sustained through agriculture. Discover the history of UNCP, the only state-supported school in the United States that was created by American Indians for American Indians.
MSAI Exhibit Space
Historic Dugout Yellow Pine Canoe
Historic Dugout Yellow Pine Canoe

Learn more about  our Historic Dugout Yellow Pine Canoe

Battle of Hayes Pond: Routing of the KKK
Battle of Hayes Pond: Routing of the KKK

Learn about the victorious  for the Lumbee community in 1958 that made international news. 

Pinecone Patchwork Quilt
Pinecone Patchwork Quilt

Discover the story behind the Lumbee Pinecone Patchwork Quilt. 

Digital Exhibit

Our digital exhibits provide visitors an opportunity to view and enjoy select exhibitions from anywhere in the world. We welcome visitors to explore and experience Southeastern American Indian culture and art at any time, from anywhere.
Native people of the Triad
Leaving Home, Building Community

Learn about the lived experience of North Carolina's Native peoples who moved to the Triad area of North Carolina.

Past Exhibitions

https://www.uncp.edu/resources/museum-southeast-american-indian/museum-exhibits/past-exhibitions

Check out some of our past exhibitions featured in the Museum of the Southeast American Indian.