Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Fisher — who adopted the stage name of Te Ata, which means “Bearer of the Morning” — performed on stages across the U.S. throughout her 60-year career.

She’s best known for her artistic interpretations of Indian stories and her talent garnered several notable honors. She was named The Ladies’ Home Journal Woman of the Year in 1976, was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957, was named Oklahoma’s Official State Treasure in 1987, and was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1990. In addition, New York’s Bear Mountain was named in her honor.

This exhibit showcases items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as memorabilia and props from the recently released, award-winning film “Te Ata.” Admission is free to the exhibit, which is located in the Aapisa' Art Gallery.


Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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