Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 2024

Join the Eiteljorg in celebrating Women’s History Month with a variety of programming and tours!


Celebrating Strength and Courage

The 2024 Women’s History Month theme, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” underscores the crucial contributions of women in eliminating bias and discrimination. This theme provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the often overlooked achievements of Native American women. Their stories, intricately woven into the tapestry of our shared history, illuminate resilience, wisdom, and a profound connection to the land.

Native American women have played roles as leaders, decision-makers, and keepers of cultural knowledge, challenging prevailing gender norms. Their contributions, though sometimes overshadowed, have helped significantly shaped our society. During a time when suffragists were advocating for women’s rights, they drew inspiration from the egalitarian practices observed within Native American communities. In these societies, women’s voices were not only valued but held positions of influence and significance.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let us take a moment to acknowledge and honor the profound impact of Native American women who have contributed to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Their legacies continue to inspire and shape our understanding of the interconnected struggles and triumphs within the broader narrative of women’s history.

Flag bearer Misty “IglágTȟokáheWiŋ” Lakota (Oglala Lakota) leads Grand Entry at the 2018Georgetown University Powwow in Washington, DC. Teko Photography

Flag bearer Misty “IglágTȟokáheWiŋ” Lakota (Oglala Lakota) leads Grand Entry at the 2018 Georgetown University Powwow in Washington, DC.

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