Native Culture

Families Climb Crazy Horse Memorial

On June 3 and 4, hikers took the opportunity to see Crazy Horse’s head up close up during the 10K walk. Over 9,000 hikers took on the 6.2 mile hike start...

Chief Red Cloud

We do not know the exact birth date of this famed Oglala Lakota Sioux leader, but he was likely born in late 1821 or 1822 near the forks of the Platte River in ...

The Story of George Crook

Crook was born into a farm family on September 8, 1828, near Taylorsville, Ohio, not far from Dayton. Graduating from West Point on July 1, 1852, he stood 38th ...

Lewis and Clark Expedition

2004 marked the two hundredth anniversary of one of the more influential explorations in the history of the United States — The Lewis and Clark Expedition of th...

Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy

In spite of a name that seems more whimsical than serious, the life and accomplishments of Valentine Trant O'Connell McGillycuddy are an enduring testament to s...

Battle of The Little Big Horn

The following is a brief summary of the complex events leading up to the battle of The Little Bighorn, the battle, and its aftermath. The Treaty of Fort Lara...

Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala

Black Elk was born into the Oglala Sioux tribe near the Little Powder River in Wyoming in 1863. At the age of nine, he received a great vision. This vision port...
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Annual Oglala Nation Powwow & Rodeo

Lakota dancers spin, swirl, and tap their way through the powwow–or wacipi in Lakota–to win prizes, honor their culture, and show off their colorful, heavily de...