Manchester Museum hosts Native American exhibition

Date Posted: 07/06/2013

Native American warfare and ritual is brought to life at the Manchester Museum with new exhibition Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual.

The historic exhibition is currently open and will run until 3rd November, and offers visiting groups cultural insight through materials of Native North American Indians of the Plains.

Costumes and headdress from the Americas

Warriors of the Plains displays material from the British Museum collections for the first time, including weapons, ceremonial costume and ledger drawings.

You can also see modern regalia of contemporary Native Americans, or ‘modern warriors’, including an array of feather headdresses, tomahawks, moccasins, and pipes.

Nick Merriman, director of the Manchester Museum, said, “We are very excited to be hosting this fantastic exhibition which is on tour from the British Museum. Warriors of the Plains explores many myths and legends.”

School trip organisers will find Manchester Museum free for school groups to enter. You can also opt for audio guides when touring the whole museum.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide