About Us

The National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians (also known as American Indian Hall of Fame), was established in 1952 in Anadarko, Oklahoma.  The National Hall of Fame has bronze busts mounted outdoors. The Hall of Fame, which has free admission and is staffed by volunteers, features busts of forty-one Native Americans from various tribes to honor their contributions and place in American history.

Our History

 A notable group of public officials, jurists and other civic leaders interested in Indian affairs met for the first time on January 25, 1952 in the office of Oklahoma Governor Johnston Murray to define the purpose of the proposed memorial, The National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, and establish a permanent, non-profit organization. This was incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma Feb. 1, 1952.

The late Logan Billingsley of Katonah, N.Y., conceived the memorial idea for the National Hall of Fame For Famous American Indians when he was employed in the United States Indian Service in Anadarko before statehood. His wife, Francis, was a great benefactor to the Hall of Fame. 

The first bust you will see as you approach the museum is that of Mr. Billingsley.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians

901 E. Central Blvd., Anadarko, OK 73005

(405) 247-5555


You are welcome to walk through the outdoor portion of the museum outside normal business hours.

Please note, the Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.  However the Statuary Garden is open 24/7 year round.