Ruth Hopkins
8/9/16

As a reservation NDN descended from exiles who went to war against the U.S. Government, I've been under surveillance by the Feds my entire life. I was born at an old military fort on tribal land: Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation....

Chase Iron Eyes
2/10/16

Our D/Lakota ancestors Vine Deloria, Jr., and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman warned us of culture vultures. As Westerman sang:

And the anthros keep on digging our sacred ceremonial sites...

Laura Waterman Wittstock
2/3/16

The perverse history of governmental-Lakota/Dakota relations took a more sinister turn when the Hiawatha Insane Asylum was built 10 years after Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890. It operated for over 30 years before it was torn down....

Sheldon Wolfchild
4/13/15

My fifth Great Grandfather was Chief Black Dog also known as Big Eagle. his original village was and is located near the mouth of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers....

Melvin Lee Houston
3/21/15

We, as Dakota people, have a shared history of exile, pain and grief. Since 1862, we have been working individually and collectively to recover from that pain and renew our beautiful way of life. This is challenging work....

Theresa Braine
3/14/15
A mournful song echoes through the exhibit hall, similar perhaps to sounds that once drifted across the Great Plains...
Dave Courchene
12/26/14

Boozhoo, Aniin! Denay Makinitook!

Welcome, My Relatives, to the Centre, the heart of Turtle Island, the sacred place of Manito Api. Today we come forward to share a gift from the Original People....

Christina Rose
9/16/14
“People tend to think of us as buffalo people, but really, we are horse people, too...
ICTMN Staff
4/6/14
They learned about bugs, fish, ancestry and canoeing. They communed with the Water Spirit. In the process they just had some plain old fun...

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