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Lakota Culture

Akta Lakota Museum's diorama

On the wind-swept plains of South Dakota, you can almost imagine what life was like hundreds of years ago ... at the time when the Sioux called this land their own.

Their lives were lived close to the land and nature. Because of this, they felt all things - from the sun's rays to the smallest ant - were the work of Wakan Tanka, the Grandfather Spirit. The sun, sky and winds were all part of the Great Spirit.