For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw (CLOSED)

A traveling exhibit that features 75 never seen before black-and-white photos taken by Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw. Poolaw’s main subjects were mostly friends and family. He sought to capture the lives of mid-century Native Americans of the Southern Plains through weddings, parades, various gatherings and military recruits in their uniform.

Included in the unique and inspiring events he photographed were the first Native American-operated inter-tribal events, the American Indian Exposition (or Indian Fair) held annually in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and the Craterville Indian Fair. Poolaw included the landscape and surroundings in his photos; and it is a realistic and natural depiction of the people and their environment from the 1920s through the 1970s. Unlike the documentation of Native peoples by non-Native photographers, there are no nostalgic attempts to memorialize a forgotten past of the “American Indian.”



Following the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb and recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the White River State Park (WRSP) Frank Lloyd Visitors Center and the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum are temporarily closed beginning Mar. 17, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In addition, all scheduled programs, activities, and events, including those in Military Park have been postponed or suspended during this period. 

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, to protect the safety and health of our staff, volunteers and visitors. As the situation continues to unfold, a date to reopen and resume activities will be established, based on recommendations from ISDH.

  May 18, 2019–April 5, 2020
  Every Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum admission


Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

At the Eiteljorg Museum their goal is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the American West and the indigenous people of North America. Bring family, friends, or come solo to experience amazing exhibitions, collections, festivals and more!

500 West Washington Street

(317) 636-9378

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
White River State Park Garage 650 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
White River State Park South Lot 801 West Washington Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Overnight
Government Center Washington St. Parking Facility 401 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Washington & Senate Indoor 325 West Washington Street
Marriott Downtown Garage 350 West Maryland Street Accepts CC Overnight
Government Center Senate Ave. Parking Facility 220 North Senate Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Capitol Commons Garage 10 South Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Lot 450 West Ohio Street Accepts CC
PNC Centre/Hyatt Garage 5 South Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Attraction Address Phone
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street (317) 636-9378
Medal of Honor Memorial Canal Walk
IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum (317) 233-4629
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites 650 West Washington Street (317) 232-1637
White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 233-2434
Wheel Fun Rentals 801 West Washington Street (317) 730-2290
The Amphitheater at White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 231-0000
Segway of Indiana, LLC 801 West Washington Street (317) 253-1910
Victory Field 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542
Indianapolis Indians 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542
Indiana Government Center South 402 West Washington Street

Other Events on May 13, 2019

Step Into the Seasons of Japan

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Summer concerts at the Biergarten

5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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Samuel Levi Jone: Left of Center

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Do it Best Corp. Spring Market

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of May 13 - May 19, 2019

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Circle City Tours

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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City Wide Reading: True Grit

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Job Center at Central Library

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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