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New Wyoming State Museum exhibit features Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Mock-up of the new MMIW exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum. (Photo courtesy of Wyoming State Museum)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A new display at the Wyoming State Museum is highlighting information on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, or MMIW.

Indigenous daughters, sisters, mothers and wives are disappearing at alarming rates across North America. In Wyoming, Indigenous women are six times more likely to die of homicide compared to White women, according to a museum press release.

This new display will feature Wyoming and national statistics on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, along with the red jingle dress worn in the opening of the documentary film “Who She Is.”

“Who She Is” was released in 2022 and focuses on the lives of four Indigenous women from Wind River caught in the violence of the MMIW epidemic.

A 20-minute film version will be shown in the museum’s theater, courtesy of Caldera Productions. Due to the content of the film, viewer discretion is advised.

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building at 2301 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. The museum is free to visit and open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.