25th Anniversary of Dances With Wolves

Who could have predicted that 25 years later, folks would still have fond memories of their participation in the making of the movie Dances With Wolves.

Produced, directed and starring Kevin Costner, it was a project that has been credited with bringing back the genre of the Western Movie. The movie featured actual spoken Lakota language with english subtitles under the supervision of Lakota Studies chair Albert White Hat.

The book and screenplay were both written by the late Michael Blake (July 5, 1945 - May 2, 2015). He won an Academy Award for Best Writing and a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.

As director, Kevin Costner choose his cast carefully as he wanted a mixture of true Native Americans like Academy Award nominated Graham Greene (Canadian First Nations, Oneida), Omaha Tribe member Rodney A. Grant and more. It was a step in the right direction and an acknowledgement for Indian Country and Native American actors and actresses.

Please join us on November 27 and 28 to celebrate the anniversary of this one of a kind film. The movie will be playing in the Native American Gallery from 10 am - 5 pm, on both days. Folks who were part of the making of the movie are invited to stop in and tell their story, sign a poster and enter their name in a special drawing. Local Lakota artist Del Iron Cloud will also be in painting shingles from the Ft. Hays building. Everyone is invited.

For more information please feel free to contact Micki at Prairie Edge 605-342-3086.