This article offers a pragmatic account of museum-community partnerships through an examination of several collaborative projects undertaken by the Sam Noble Museum, the University of Oklahoma, and the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Such projects must address the historical power differentials between museums and Native American communities. The authors consider the critical need for ethical dealings between museums and the communities they serve, but also highlight some of the difficulties of creating and maintaining such relationships.
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