Indian Village Yesterland
Photo of the Indian Village chief
Meet the Chief.

Free (“D” Ticket for Indian War Canoes)

Welcome to Frontierland’s rustic Indian Village on the shores of the Rivers of America. Representing many tribes, the Indian Village presents the culture, customs, and arts of Native America.

  • Wander past teepees, totem poles, and a burial ground.
  • Look inside the teepees to see how the Plains Indians lived.
  • Meet the full-blooded Indian Chief.
  • At the Ceremonial Dance Circle, watch colorful performances of authentic dances (Summer, weekends, and holidays only).
  • Buy authentic Native American crafts at the Indian Trading Post.
  • Grab an oar and climb aboard one of the Indian War Canoes—the ride where you provide the propulsion.
Photo of the Indian Village weaver
“Residents” of the Indian Village invite you to enjoy Native American traditions.

The Indian Village in Disneyland opened in 1955 near Adventureland. In 1956, it moved to the location that it would occupy until 1971. With the closing of the Indian Village, the Indian War Canoes became Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes. In 1972, a new land, Bear Country (now Critter Country), replaced the Indian Village. The Indian Trading Post remained the Indian Trading Post until 1989, when it became the Briar Patch due to its proximity to Splash Mountain.


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Updated May 18, 2007.

Photograph of American Indian weaver: 1969 by Werner Weiss.
Photograph of American Indian Chief and kids: 1958 by Helmut Weiss.
Yes, that’s the future curator of Yesterland and his older brother Harald with the Chief.