Remembering Crazy Horse

This month marks the anniversary of the death of the visionary Lakota leader, Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko). Known for his bravery, his legendary battles, and his struggle to preserve the Lakota culture…
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Revitalizing the Lakota Language

At its core, language is a basic vehicle for communication used by a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition…and in the case of Nativ…
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The Native American Art of Horse Masking

"The horse is an icon of Plains Indian culture - an indispensable companion in times of peace, and a fearless ally in times of war". - from the book, A Song for the Horse NationUpon the introduction…
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We Present Native Flute Player Bryan Akipa

Monday, August 8, world renowned Native flute player Bryan Akipa will be giving a live flute performance from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.Combining the visceral, emotional tenor of the traditional Dakota flute wi…
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Biker Chicz Book Signing

Biker Chicz of North America, a book by Edward Winterhalder and Wil De Clercq, chronicles the lives of 22 fascinating women who ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles, have followed their dreams, and have d…
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Sculpture Honors Women in Lakota Culture

During the summer season (or anytime during the year when the weather's nice) when people are out and about enjoying a stroll along our beautiful downtown area, we are often asked about the sculpture…
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Native Dresses Tell a Story

"More than mere articles of clothing; they [dresses] are canvases for the expression of tribal culture and personal identity. At each stage of life, exquisitely sewed clothing enriched the lives of…
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The Dried Herbs of Summer

Used for smudging and prayer, as well as their aromas, many dried herbs are especially important during the summer season…SageStrong and earthy with astringent undertones, people are attracted to Sage…
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The Sun Dance Ceremony

For many Plains Indian tribes, the summer season is marked by the sacred Sun Dance ceremony...and to many native people, this is considered their most important Rite."In the Sun Dance Way, the individ…
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