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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 is a great way to commemorate your travels. Gift shops and galleries offer decorative ceramics that are handcrafted by Native American artists. Find contemporary and traditional arts and crafts from local Lakota artists at stores across the region.


A powwow or “wacipi” (Dakota, Lakota and Nakota for “dance”) is a traditional Native American cultural celebration and social event. See how beating drums, soulful singing and mesmerizing dance combine to create a sense of celebration and community during powwows held throughout the year. You truly have to see it in person to have the full experience.



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 informative videos and discover traditional and contemporary artwork by Lakota artists.

Parks & Monuments Located in the Lakota Region

Badlands National Park | Photo by: Shawna Valladolid
Parks & Monuments

Badlands National Park

Crazy Horse Memorial
Parks & Monuments

Crazy Horse Memorial®

Things to See & Do in the Lakota Region

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