The National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians was incorporated in 1952 in Anadarko, Oklahoma and dedicated their first sculpture in 1953 of the famed Delaware Indian Scout Black Beaver. The outdoor statuary garden, 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.
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 Visitor Center is that of Mr. Billingsley.
901 E. Central Blvd., Anadarko, OK 73005
You are welcome to walk through the outdoor portion of the Visitors Center outside normal business hours.
Please note, the Visitors Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. However the Statuary Garden is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week .