New Lakota Artist

Our Lakota artists and crafts people are always creating, going to shows and learning every year better ways to create art and keep their culture alive. It's sometimes hard for the new artist to break…
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Sage is Back!

Prairie Sage (Artemisia spp) is known as a cleansing herb and is harvested in June. Its appearance marks one of the great seasonal ceremonial cycles for Northern Plains Indians.With each new day, we s…
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Reshaw, the Life & Times of John Baptiste...

This morning, Donovin Sprague reviews a book about one of the largest families here in the Dakota area. So many folks came to the vast prairie to settle down and begin a family, Reshaw did just that.R…
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Sage Harvesting Do's and Don'ts

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before th…
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Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

The "Keep America Beautiful" campaign was galvanized in 1971 with the introduction of Iron Eyes Cody depicted as an Indian riding or walking through areas of illegal dumping, litter in the streets, pa…
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Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers

This weeks book review by Donovin Sprague -Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers – Black Hawk’s Vision of the Lakota World...By: Janet Catherine BerloThis oversize book contains seventy-six ink and pencil pic…
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Gifts of Pride & Love...

Gifts of Pride and Love - Kiowa and Comanche CradlesEdited by Barbara A. Hail. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000This book is part of a project by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthopology at Brown Unive…
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On Our Way, 2015 Denver March Pow Wow

At 5:00 am, Michael, Nancy and Elizabeth pulled out of the drive way and went off to one of this years major Pow Wow events, the Denver March Pow Wow. This is our area's largest pow wow and it is our…
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Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906...

Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906: Tribal Voice of a People in Transitionby Cullen Joe Holland. Cherokee Heritage Press. 2012This book is an excellent resource for an early study in American Indian newsp…
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Lakota Audio Series

Lakota Audio Series: A Practical Conversation, Vol. 1 is designed for the Lakota language learner who wants to learn pronunciation, vocabulary and sentence patterns in a fun, challenging and engaging…
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New Lakota Dictionary-Pro DVD

Something new from the Lakota Language Consortium, this DVD is the complete dictionary with some digital additions.This DVD includes Lakota to English and English to Lakota and is the computer softwar…
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Fire Light: The Life of Angel DeCora

Artist, teacher and Red Progressive, Angel DeCora (1869-1919) painted "Fire Light" to capture warm memories of her Nebraska Winnebago childhood. In this biography, Linda M. Waggoner draws on that glow…
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