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The Quilt — Owíŋza

June 6 - October 31

The Star Quilt

When the buffalo was gone, Lakota women used their sewing skills to create traditional designs on quilts that would take the place of ceremonial buffalo robes. Contemporary quilts are an enduring representation of vibrant culture and are still used in traditional ceremonies today.

Owíŋža highlights the history and beauty of Lakota quilts from as early as 1893. These quilts embody cultural traditions that survived through the perseverance and adaptability of the native people. The exhibit opens on June 6 and runs through October 31, 2022; a reception and exhibit lecture is planned for Friday, July 1, 2022.


June 6
October 31
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Aktá Lakota Museum
1301 N. Main St.
Chamerlain, SD 57325 United States