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STORY TIME WITH UŊČĺ & LALÁ
Tatanka and the Lakota People

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 AM CDT. While the program is designed for elementary-age children, stories read by elders from the Lakota and Dakota communities will be captivating for children of all ages.

Today our story is A Creation Story: Tatanka and the Lakota People.  Illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux, Lakota.  Published by the South Dakota State Historical Society; Bilingual edition. (May 2009)

About the story:  Tatanka and the Lakota People is part of the Lakota creation legend and is based on centuries of storytelling.  The story tells how the buffalo came to live with the Lakotas so that they would have life-sustaining food, shelter, and clothing.

Presented in Lakota as well as in English, the book describes the Lakota’s 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.

A cultural activity will follow the reading. The event is free and open to everyone – come join the fun!

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:
https://aktalakota.stjo.org/

Organizer

Aktá Lakota Museum
Phone:
800.798.3452
Email:
aktalakota@stjo.org
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Venue

Aktá Lakota Museum
St. Joseph's Indian School
Chamberlain, SD 57325 United States
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Phone:
800.798.3452