Keepin' it Native since 1962

McKees Indian Store is a long standing and treasured landmark in the Anadarko community with a rich history in Native Art and local supply of items for creating Native art and craft items and traditional clothing. In addition to Indian supply materials for arts, crafts and traditional clothing, McKee’s selection is carefully curated to reflect the vibrant Indigenous culture present today in Oklahoma and the United States. Indigenous owned and operated, our goal is to serve community and support the continuation traditional cultures and to showcase Indigenous artists and contemporary Native brands. 

There have only been three owners of the store. Ray and Ethel McKee opened McKees Indian Store in August of 1962. When Robert and Lorene Stephens took ownership, they moved the store to its current location, connected to the Susan Peters Gallery. The Susan Peters Gallery has been home to the work of countless Oklahoma Native Artists since it's opening in early 1980. Like its namesake, the gallery has been a place in community where the artistic traditions of diverse tribes have been celebrated. The artists that did business with the Susan Peters Gallery and McKees are icons in Native art, their legacies remain cherished in Oklahoma. 

Caddo Nation Seal

Caddo Nation

On March 13, 2023 the Caddo Nation purchased McKee’s. The acquisition included McKees Indian Store and the Susan Peters Gallery. It is significant that a tribe is now taking ownership of the only Native art gallery and Indian supply store in the area. As a community rich with artistic talent, the Caddo Nation saw an opportunity and a way to both support and promote our own artists and to continue the tradition of showcasing the abundance of Indigenous artists in the Anadarko area, a town where five tribes intersect. 

Brief history of the Susan Peters Gallery

The Susan Peters Gallery is named for Susan Peters, a field matron for the US Indian Service among the Kiowa, who was known for encouraging and promoting the artistic development of a group of young artists from their time at St. Patricks Mission School, beginning around 1918, until she helped to facilitate their artistic education at the University of Oklahoma in 1923 and introduction to Oscar Jacobson in 1926. The artists, Spencer Asah, James Auchiah, Jack Hokeah, Stephen Mopope, Monroe Tsatoke and later Lois Smokey became known as the Kiowa Six, gaining international recognition for their art. Peters also helped to launch the career of Potawatomi artist Woody Crumbo into the realm of Fine Art by facilitating the sale of several pieces of his work to the Smithsonian Institution in the 1930s.


Steve Mopope


Doc Tate Nevaquaya


Archie Blackowl


George Watchtaker


Rance Hood


BlackBear Bosin