Online Version of The Gift Exhibit is Now Available
You can now point your browser to https://www.nativecairns.org/projects/leap/gift/index.html to experience The Gift exhibit online. There you can read and see all of the panels that are currently on display at Akta Lakota Museum in Chamberlain, South Dakota. You can read the poems that were written for the exhibit, and listen to most of the poets perform them. You can see images of the 21 artworks that were created, and listen to the nine exhibit songs. Seven of these songs are new compositions by Lakotan musicians; two of them were recorded by Frances Densmore in the early 1900s when she interviewed men in Standing Rock Reservation and recorded them recounting narratives and singing songs. Due to the reach of the internet, this online resource will enable a broader audience to “see” and “hear” The Gift.