Featuring Artist Donald Montileaux

He is renowned for his iconographic ledger drawings that effortlessly combine his vibrant use of color and stylized imagery with a beautiful sense of movement.He is celebrated for his highly anticipat…
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Chippewa Artist Mike McLeod - Inspiration

Chippewa artist Michael McLeod is well known for his beaded and painted pouches, decorated top hats, bone hair pipe breastplates, and buckskin clothing...but he is celebrated for his painted hides.…
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James Little Wounded: Artist & Grandpa

In our final snippet with artist James Little Wounded, he talks about what it's like to work in his studio both as an artist and a grandpa - how he makes (and listens to) his pieces and how his lit…
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James Little Wounded: Symbols & Color

The expressive imagery and powerful colors Minneconjou Lakota artist James Little Wounded uses in his artwork are not only beautiful, but they are also filled with meaning. In this snippet, James e…
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James Little Wounded: Find Your Own Way

"Find your own way. Love and know your culture". In this snippet of Rose's interview with artist James Little Wounded, he shares his insight, experience, and gives some great advice to our younger…
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The Heartbeat of the Drum

The other day I was searching through our archives and came across an amazing story about the power of the drum and the unmistakable beauty of its voice.This essay was written by our Native Gallery Di…
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Remembering Chief Sitting Bull

This month marks the anniversary of the death of the legendary Hunkpapa Lakota Chief, Sitting Bull (Thathanka Iyotake). He is remembered among the Lakota as an inspirational leader and fearless warrio…
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Lakota Nation Invitational Art Show

Celebrating their their 35th anniversary in the Rapid City area, the Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) honors this milestone with the theme "Year of Unity" and promises an exciting display of high scho…
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