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2014 October Newsletter: Waci Waci! Let's Dance and Celebrate...

We just got done with our local He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate (Black Hills PowWow) and the 7th Annual Lakota*Dakota*Nakota Language Summit and what wonderful events they were this year. We celebrated Native American Day here in South Dakota with our brothers and sisters from Canada and points all across the United States. Thank you to all our relatives and friends that shopped and visited, it was good to see everyone.

From the Native American Gallery:

We received our shipment of Sticks Furniture and it was very popular with our crowd of visitors. Each piece is individually designed and can be customized to fit your lifestyle. We have lamps, tables and chairs, a trundle with day bed, Lazy Susan's, recipe boxes, dressers, small table sets, picture frames and more! Let us know if you would like to see e-mail images of these new pieces or if you are thinking of a custom piece.

New From Prairie Edge Trading:

You can see and feel the Pendleton passions for quality. See it in the intricate patterns of blankets inspired by Native American designs and legends.

~Pendleton Woolen Mills

We added Pendleton blankets to our web-site. These ten include a blanket designed by Lakota artist and friend of Prairie Edge Jim Yellow Hawk and the special blanket created as a fund raiser for the American Indian College Fund. Let us know if you have any questions about these fine products from Pendleton.

New From the Bookstore:

"The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky"

Throughout the last century and well beyond the boundaries of North America, there has been a growing recognition that objects of visual beauty, expressive power and spiritual resonance have always been a pervasive force in Native North American cultures. ~Gaylord Torrence

There are pages filled with wonderful imagery and explanations to go with. A must have for the "coffee table book" collector.

From Fine Arts:

"Wind and Water Exhibit"

31 local and regional artists were asked to create a piece that commemorated Wind and Water. The show was inspired by sculptor Masayuki "Yuki" Nagase who  is carving the granite stones in Main Street Square across from Prairie Edge. Yuki has been commissioned to carve the stones and this project is named "Passage of Wind and Water."

The exhibit will be available until November 3rd at the Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery and if you are interested in viewing the art and you cannot come to us we can send images to you, just contact Fine Art at 800-541-2388 or e-mail fineart@prairieedge.com.

From Sioux Trading Post:

We have added to our stock of fabulous craft supplies. We just got in 8 band wool trade cloth and at this time we only have the orange but we plan on adding pink and lime green. It sells for $107.00 per yard and we will add this item to our web-site as soon as all the colors are available.

Another exciting addition is metallic fringe, available in gold or silver. This beautiful old-style fringe was used on straight dance trailers, vests, dresses, etc… and will lend a touch of authenticity your outfit. It feels so neat when you run your hand across it and is made from actual metal! Pre-cut (2 inches) and is $8.50 per foot. It takes approx. 2.5 to 3 yards of pre-cut fringe to complete an adult size shawl.

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us this month and we look forward to another holiday season spent with family and friends.