Visit these attractions on the Cheyenne Riv-
Cheyenne River: Located in the er, Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations to
north central portion of South Dakota, the see locally made, authentic Native American
Cheyenne River Reservation is made up of artwork and learn more about the rich history of
scenic prairies and abundant wildlife. Visi- the Lakota Nation.
tors can meet artists or purchase locally Cheyenne River Reservation
made authentic Lakota artwork at annual powwows
and rodeos, or area gift shops. Visit the HVJ Lakota HVJ Lakota Cultural Center
Cultural Center, in Eagle Butte, and the Timber Lake Hwy 212
and Area Museum, in Timber Lake, where you’ll Eagle Butte, SD
learn more about the history and the people who call (605) 964-2542
the Cheyenne River Reservation home. Timber Lake and Area Museum
802 Main St.
Pine Ridge: Home of the Oglala Timber Lake, SD
Lakota Tribe, the Pine Ridge Reservation is
located in southwestern South Dakota. The Pine Ridge Reservation
Reservation is bordered on the north by
Badlands National Park. The Pine Ridge Reservation The Heritage Center
is home to many great Native American leaders, such At Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Dr.
as Chief Red Cloud. Many nationally known artists Pine Ridge, SD
hail from this area and continue to produce magniﬁ- (605) 867-5491
cent works of art here. Artwork is on display at many
locations on the Pine Ridge Reservation, including Oglala Lakota College Historical Center
at Oglala Lakota College Campus
the Oglala Lakota College, near Kyle, and The Piya Wiconi Rd.
Heritage Center at the Red Cloud Indian School, near Kyle, SD
the town of Pine Ridge. (605) 455-6139
Rosebud: The Rosebud Reservation is Rosebud Reservation
found in south central South Dakota. The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum
Reservation is made up of picturesque land- At St. Francis Mission
scapes of rolling prairies and grasslands, St. Francis, SD
along with sharp hills and ravines. Breathtaking (605) 747-2361
works of art can be viewed throughout the Reser- Sicangu Heritage Center
vation, including the Buechel Memorial Lakota Sinte Gleska University Antelope Lake Campus
Museum at St. Francis Mission, in St. Francis, at Hwy 18
Sicangu Heritage Center at Sinte Gleska Univer- Mission, SD
sity in the community of Antelope, and at Soldier (605) 856-8211
Woman Gallery, in Mission. Soldier Woman Gallery
100 Hwy 83 South
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promotion of traditional Lakota arts are made possible
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The delicate art form of Beadwork is an art form most often
quillwork consists of dyed associated with Lakota and other
porcupine quills wrapped Native American groups. Beads were
or tacked to create or decorate introduced to Native Americans after
items such as clothing, jewelry contact with Europeans in the early
Beauty and art have played and ceremonial objects. Quills were originally 1900s.
a large role in the day-to- obtained from porcupines then dyed with
day lives of Lakota people natural dyes. Once the quills were dried, they Because beads were used for trading purposes,
for generations. Designs were used to create beautiful works of art. were easy to work with and were available in
that focused on originality, Today, some artists still use the traditional way many colors and sizes, beadwork eventually
harmony, emotional and of collecting and dying the quills. Others replaced much of the quillwork that was done in
aesthetic impact, symbol- purchase quills from art suppliers. the past.
ism, and skill have been
found in and around the Today, beadwork continues to be created by
homes of Lakota people Native Americans using traditional methods.
before Western contact to
Richard Red Owl the present times.
Oglala Lakota Artist
Parﬂeche The earliest forms of
traditional arts were painted designs on parﬂeche, Star Quilts
folded containers made from the hides of large A modern form of Lakota art
Traditionally, parﬂeche containers were used for
is the star quilt, which
incorporates traditional ideas
of color and design along
Native Discovery welcomes you to the
Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge and Rosebud
storage and transportation of various articles, with the functionality of a Reservations of South Dakota.
and were made in all sizes. The outer design and usable blanket.
shape of the parﬂeche pouches often indicated its While you’re here, learn how traditional Lakota
contents. Today parﬂeche are still being created Learning from the Amish while attending art has been important to our history, our people,
and used by Native Americans. boarding schools in the 19th and early 20th our traditions and our culture. Attend annual
centuries, Lakota women brought the star community powwows, which take place
quilt back to the reservations and it became throughout the summer months, and watch
an outlet for traditional artistic values. Today, performers dance in colorful, handmade regalia.
star quilts are given as gifts for the birth of a Visit area museums, galleries and cultural centers
child or during special ceremonies at to view or purchase beautiful works created by
graduations, weddings and memorials. Lakota artists.
Receiving a star quilt is very special, and Visit NativeDiscovery.org/art to learn more about
symbolizes respect and appreciation. local artists and to ﬁnd travel information.