Smokin Joes Native Center includes exhibits of indigenous Native art, teepees, statues, animals and murals for your best photo opportunities beyond Niagara Falls. We encourage you to walk around, reflect, and enjoy the Native American spirit of our exhibits from the Tree of Peace to our handmade teepees.
Native Inspired Artwork
The floors of Smokin Joes Native Center is decorated with Native American illustrations, holding valuable representations. For example, the Mohawk Nation emblem is one of our largest illustrations showcased. The logo is used by the Haudenosaunee, representing the 50 Chiefs, Great Law of Peace (displayed by the Tree of Peace), and animal clans.
Tree of Peace
Come see for yourself the stunning graphic, along with other floor visuals throughout the Native Center.
Historical Representations of Native Land
A large painted mural along the walls of the Native Center acts as a great backdrop to the life-size animal statues we have displayed. The animal exhibit is unique to the Niagara Falls area, and is typically enjoyed by families and children for great picture taking opportunities. The animal exhibit represents the natural and indigenous history of the Native American culture and land.
We also invite you to come see beautiful handmade and painted teepees. Teepees were traditionally made with animal skin, and wrapped around wooden poles. Teepees were designed and used by the Indigenous people, with its original purpose as a dwelling, which can be taken down for easy transport, to facilitate a nomadic lifestyle. Teepees are still in use for ceremonial purposes to this day. We display modern made teepees in our Native Center to portray the history and culture of the Indigenous people.