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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How to Smudge with Prairie Sage

When smudging with sage, you may be familiar with the larger smudge sticks (bundles of dried sage) that are commonly used…but Michael, manager of our Sioux Trading Post knows a different (and some…
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The Heart & Soul of the Lakota: The Buffalo

At the core of the Lakota culture is the buffalo or Tatanka. For thousands of years, the lives of the Buffalo Nation and the Lakota people were spiritually and physically interconnected - as herds roa…
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Is Everything Okay?

Thank you everyone who's asked this question! Yes, we are still here and all is well. We apologize for our recent lapse in new product updates and posts…it seems things were going so well, our site ju…
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Visit to Crow Country: Day 3

Saturday dawned clear and cold, with patches of snow all over and snow on the mountains all around.Hardin, MTWe took the old road to Hardin and stopped at Lammer’s Trading Post, the oldest Indian stor…
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Visit to Crow Country: Day 2

The next morning we had breakfast at Stella’s, conveniently located next to the hotel. It’s a restaurant/bakery and a long-time fixture on the scene in Billings.Buffalo Chips Art GalleryIt was a windy…
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Visit to Crow Country: Day 1

Northern Cheyenne Craft CenterSince we had some time before we were scheduled to set up at the tribal building, we stopped at the newly re-opened Northern Cheyenne Craft Center near the intersection i…
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Visit to Crow Country (intro)

Every April for the past several years, my boss Dan Tribby and I have planned trips up into Montana to meet artists and get to know their amazing work. These trips usually focus on the Northern Cheyen…
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Earth Day (Anpa Maka)

The Earth is precious. Our Lakota ancestors of yesterday and our people of today tirelessly pray for the healing of the Earth, as well as the healing of the people.So in honor of the one day a year de…
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