The Native American Collection represents a strong, comprehensive collection based on its scope, quality and size. The highlight of the collection is the 20th Century Plains Indian art, primarily the Dakota, Nakota and Lakota tribes in addition to an extensive Southwestern Native American collection. The collection is comprised of 989 objects that have been donated to the museum. The collection represents the creative spirit and culture of Native Americans from the region as well as across the United States. The Plains Indians are represented by the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. Other tribal affiliations represented in the collection include Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo.