The Heard presents a spectacular collection of Native American art that enables you and your children to appreciate the Native American worldviews. At the downtown facility browse 10 galleries that feature sculpture, pottery, beadwork, baskets and jewelry as well as a noted collection of Hopi katsina dolls.
All 21 federally recognized tribes in Arizona present information in the “We Are Arizona’s First People” gallery. In “Every Picture Tells a Story,” kids learn about Native peoples in seven geographic regions from the plains to the Arctic tundra, the desert, the Colorado River, the Rio Grande, Northwest Coast and the forests of the Great Lakes. Kids can climb in a canoe, make bandolier bags and find out what various patterns on bowls signify. The museum’s shop is one of our favorite places to browse — okay buy — Native American jewelry and pottery.