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Navigating Narratives
The Corps of Discovery in Teton Territory

June 19, 2023 - October 31, 2023

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. It closely examines the published journals of William Clark, Patrick Gass, John Ordway, and Joseph Whitehouse through the amazing artworks of sounds, words, and imagery by over sixty South Dakotan artists.

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 comprised this new educational art exhibition, curated by CAIRNS.

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

Make plans to visit!  The museum is free and open to everyone!



June 19, 2023
October 31, 2023
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Aktá Lakota Museum
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