Navigating Narratives
The Corps of Discovery in Teton Territory

Navigating Narratives is the newest exhibition by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). The exhibit focuses on the eight days in September of 1804 when the Corps of Discovery traveled up the Missouri River through the land of the Teton people.

More than sixty artists, poets, and musicians read the journal entries of Clark, Gass, Ordway, and Whitehouse, and then created new works that are tied to them in some way. Their paintings, poems, and songs comprise this new educational art exhibition curated by CAIRNS.

The exhibition opens at the Aktá Lakota Museum on June 19 and runs through October; with an artist reception and exhibit presentation on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

The Aktá Lakota Museum & Cultural Center is an educational outreach of St. Joseph’s Indian School.  the museum is open to everyone free of charge.

The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) is an Indian-controlled Bennett County nonprofit research and education center founded in 2004 and located in the Lacreek District of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.