The Gift on Display at Akta Lakota Museum

The Gift is the newest exhibit in our Lakota Educational Art Project initiative, and it is now on display through November at Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center in Chamberlain, South Dakota. It is based on a traditional narrative of the gift of a sacred pipe from the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation) to the Lakota people. In addition to the narrative, the exhibit touches on the seven ceremonies that Black Elk said were associated with the sacred pipe. The Gift is the sixth in an ongoing series of exhibits about key events in Lakota history.