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The rich heritage of the Lakota Nation is deeply ingrained throughout Western South Dakota. Attractions and art galleries across the region honor their traditions and history.

NATIVE AMERICAN ART

To commemorate your journey to the region, discover South Dakota's unique blend of Native American artwork. Local Lakota artists display unique handcrafted ceramics, paintings, and so much more in specialty gift shops and galleries.

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POWWOWS

A powwow or “wacipi” (Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota for “dance”) is a traditional Native American cultural celebration and social event. Experience how the beating drums, soulful singing, and mesmerizing movement combine to create a sensation of celebration and community throughout the region.

The popular Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi, held every October, is a 3-day celebration of life, music, and dancing that you have to see in person to truly experience.

 

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION

Majestic Badlands, rolling grassland, and dryland prairie await you on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The tribal headquarters is in the town of Pine Ridge, and the reservation includes the communities of Kyle, Oglala, Manderson, Porcupine, Wanblee, and Long Valley.

Tour the Pine Ridge Visitor Center, located west of Kyle. Enjoy the wildlife exhibit, browse art displays, watch informational videos and discover traditional and contemporary artwork by Lakota artists.

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Parks & Monuments Located in the Lakota Region

Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park

Crazy Horse Memorial
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