Beginning exhibit date: May 10, 2014
Outside of Code Talkers, American Indians' contributions to World War II from the home front have largely been overlooked by history. The Mid-America All-Indian Center's "Indians in Aviation" exhibit fills in those historical gaps. It tells the stories of many American Indians who moved to Wichita during the war years to work behind the scenes making airplanes at Boeing Wichita, Cessna Aircraft Co., and Beech Aircraft.
The Indian Center commissioned a full-length documentary specifically for this exhibit that allows viewers to connect with more than two dozen veterans, family members and historians as they recount their roles in the war effort and the roots Indian families laid down in Wichita.