I am the Director of the John Hutchings Museum in Lehi, Utah. So I came to visit both as a guest and as someone with an extensive background in Native American history and projectile points. To say that I was impressed would be the understatement of the century.
The artifacts themselves were mind boggeling. To accumelate such a far reaching and comprehensive collection is impressive enough. But the WAY in which they were displayed was perfect and up to speed with the current century! They were organized both chronologically and regionally. I was blown away by the amount of artifacts from Mexico, Central and South America! I had been unaware that these southern artifacts were on display at the museum. It was a genuine treat to have them in the United States.
Anyone with even the slightest interest in Native American history owes it to themselves to visit this spectacular museum. This is not a mom-and-pop "indian" museum. For those doing research, this museum has some of the finest examples of flintknapping from all time periods in American history. Eveything I could hope to see was there. I can't wait to visit Arkansas again and visit this truly world class collection.
My personal favorite items were the Clovis point collection, the Mayan eccentics and microblading, the gar-fish scale arrowheads, and the bone fish hooks.
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