Indian tribal elders, Indian leaders, noted historians, and award-winning film producers will take part in the American Indian Experiences Aug. 22 and 23 at the McCoy Meetin’ House at Park University, 8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Parkville.

As part of Platte County’s 175th Anniversary recognition, this event delves into the Platte Purchase, which created Platte County in 1838 and its corresponding effect on the Indian tribes who once owned the land, Ioway, Sac and Fox.

This event focuses on Native Americans living in contemporary society and committed to renewing, preserving and celebrating their heritage. The award-winning film, “We Still Live Here – As Nutayunean”, will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. A discussion of the film will follow with Gil Nichols, a guide at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

Aug. 23 activities include a variety of discussions, demonstrations and performances, including local Cherokee TerryLee Whetsone, who will play American Indian flutes, and Don Nieto, a silversmith, artist and sculptor from the Santo Domingo tribe of New Mexico.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, email Carol Getty at or call 816-741-7130.