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STORY TIME WITH UŊČÍ & LALÁ
TATANKA and the LAKOTA PEOPLE
June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Story Time is offered every Tuesday at 10:30 AM CST. The program is geared toward elementary-age children but children young and old will enjoy stories read by elders of the Lakota and Dakota communities.
Today our story is TATANKA and the LAKOTA PEOPLE: A CREATION STORY, written and illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux, Oglala Lakota.
About the story: Presented in Lakota as well as in English, this book describes the Lakotas’ creation, the trickery that caused them to move from the Underworld, and their ultimate survival in this world. Its dynamic color illustrations by Lakota artist Donald F. Montileaux are full of familiar characters, including not only Tatanka the Holy Man but also the Great Spirits and Iktomi the Spider. Together, the words and pictures capture the imagination of children and the interest of adults.
The book includes an introduction and a concluding note from the illustrator, discussing his illustrations and their connection with traditional buffalo-hide paintings.
A cultural activity will follow the reading. The event is free and open to everyone – come join the fun!