August 2018 - Pow Wow, Rodeo, Rally

Hello Family and Friends:

Here we are at the height of our summer high season. It has been a pleasure meeting new friends, catching up with old friends and helping to make a memorable summer for some of our recent visitors. But it’s not over yet!

Pow Wow season is on and lots of folks are traveling through on their way to some very large gatherings or small gatherings. Whatever the size, it’s fun to see all the beautiful regalia and cheer on your favorite dancer’s.

If you are in need of supplies we have something for the dancers, this includes beads, thread, leather, cloth, jingles, cones, fringe and more. Give us a call if you have any questions.

Then there is the Rodeo. These seasoned cowboys and cowgirls prove their worth in the arena and it’s serious business. This long time tradition entails having a good working knowledge of horses, being aware of the dangers while bull riding and the many other nuances that make up this incredible sport. For the shoppers in this crowd, we carry quality Filson and Pendleton products to add to your arena attire.

Lastly, the 78th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is upon us. The world’s largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts pick the first whole week of August every year to share their love of riding on two wheels. Each year the beards get grayer and the crowd grows larger.

We will be hosting Jim YellowHawk, local Lakota artist and Indian Motorcycle rider. Jim incorporates his love of the iron horse with his passion for his Lakota Way of Life. Right now, Jim has committed to Monday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 8th from 11am - 3pm each day. He may come on other days so a call 800-541-2388 will help to confirm if he is going to be here on other days.

Del Iron Cloud will also be here on these two days. Del is a landscape and portrait artist who is also fluent in his culture and is retired military. Del can pretty much visit with anyone on a variety of subjects.

Both of these multi talented artist’s will have their work on display in the Native Gallery.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wild crafters who brought in this years South Dakota sage harvest. It was an awesome opportunity to get to know everyone and their extended family members who helped. Despite the storms, we all got through it together.