Dacotah Prairie Museum

Dacotah Prairie Museum We are supported by Brown County and the Dacotah Prairie Museum Foundation. Admission is Free. Donations appreciated. The Dacotah Prairie Museum celebrates 50 years as Brown County’s premier history museum.
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Over the decades the Museum has been a storehouse for the county’s collective memory and has provided exceptional archival, research, exhibit and educational services. The Museum is housed in the historic Northwestern Bank building built in 1889, a cornerstone of Aberdeen’s vibrant downtown district. Exhibits on display highlight Brown County's history and the people who lived here past and prese

Over the decades the Museum has been a storehouse for the county’s collective memory and has provided exceptional archival, research, exhibit and educational services. The Museum is housed in the historic Northwestern Bank building built in 1889, a cornerstone of Aberdeen’s vibrant downtown district. Exhibits on display highlight Brown County's history and the people who lived here past and prese

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How to celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at the MUSEUM:1. Bring her (or grandma, or special person) to the DPM2. Stop in th...
05/05/2021

How to celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at the MUSEUM:
1. Bring her (or grandma, or special person) to the DPM
2. Stop in the Mercantile to find the perfect gift.
3. Kids! Make a paper rose for Mom! Free activity, Sat. 11-2.

How to celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at the MUSEUM:
1. Bring her (or grandma, or special person) to the DPM
2. Stop in the Mercantile to find the perfect gift.
3. Kids! Make a paper rose for Mom! Free activity, Sat. 11-2.

What can you do for your MOM on Mother's Day? Bring her to the DPM!At least, you can pick up a cute gift for her from Th...
05/05/2021

What can you do for your MOM on Mother's Day?
Bring her to the DPM!
At least, you can pick up a cute gift for her from The Mercantile, the Museum's gift shop.
And call her. You should call her, too.

From our newspaper archives... July 26, 1977. Let's see what's playing at the Capitol Theater. #AberdeenSD#MayThe4thBeWi...
05/04/2021

From our newspaper archives... July 26, 1977. Let's see what's playing at the Capitol Theater. #AberdeenSD
#MayThe4thBeWithYou

From our newspaper archives... July 26, 1977. Let's see what's playing at the Capitol Theater. #AberdeenSD
#MayThe4thBeWithYou

“Visual Persuasion: Propaganda Art” Posters from the Museum’s collection, Dacotah Gallery, 2nd Floor, Opening in May and...
05/03/2021

“Visual Persuasion: Propaganda Art” Posters from the Museum’s collection, Dacotah Gallery, 2nd Floor,
Opening in May and showing through July 31. On display will be WWI and WWII propaganda posters encouraging citizens to plant a victory garden, buy bonds, conserve resources and support the war efforts. It also highlights illustration as an art form that often goes overlooked.

“Visual Persuasion: Propaganda Art” Posters from the Museum’s collection, Dacotah Gallery, 2nd Floor,
Opening in May and showing through July 31. On display will be WWI and WWII propaganda posters encouraging citizens to plant a victory garden, buy bonds, conserve resources and support the war efforts. It also highlights illustration as an art form that often goes overlooked.

“Preserving Art… Preserving History” Art Restoration Fundraiser for “Brown County Trailblazers” now on display on the Pr...
05/03/2021

“Preserving Art… Preserving History” Art Restoration Fundraiser for “Brown County Trailblazers” now on display on the Prairie Landing through May.
Three portraits in need of professional repair; Mr. Charles Howard of Howard & Hedger Real Estate company and co-donor of the land for the Howard Hedger elementary school; Mr. P.T. Spaulding, who along with his father, started Spaulding Motors and had the first Ford dealership in Aberdeen in 1909; and Governor Ralph Herseth, born in Houghton, SD and our 21st governor of South Dakota. All three portraits are in need of repair and your donation will help the Museum preserve them long into the future. Help us save our history!

“Preserving Art… Preserving History” Art Restoration Fundraiser for “Brown County Trailblazers” now on display on the Prairie Landing through May.
Three portraits in need of professional repair; Mr. Charles Howard of Howard & Hedger Real Estate company and co-donor of the land for the Howard Hedger elementary school; Mr. P.T. Spaulding, who along with his father, started Spaulding Motors and had the first Ford dealership in Aberdeen in 1909; and Governor Ralph Herseth, born in Houghton, SD and our 21st governor of South Dakota. All three portraits are in need of repair and your donation will help the Museum preserve them long into the future. Help us save our history!

Opening this weekend:“Historic Views of Downtown… Beyond These Four Walls” Photographs from the Museum’s collection, Hel...
04/30/2021

Opening this weekend:
“Historic Views of Downtown… Beyond These Four Walls” Photographs from the Museum’s collection, Helen Bergh Education Room. The Dacotah Prairie Museum building was built in 1889 and since that time the view from our four walls has changed over time. See over two dozen images of downtown Aberdeen from the 1890s to the 1960s.

Opening this weekend:
“Historic Views of Downtown… Beyond These Four Walls” Photographs from the Museum’s collection, Helen Bergh Education Room. The Dacotah Prairie Museum building was built in 1889 and since that time the view from our four walls has changed over time. See over two dozen images of downtown Aberdeen from the 1890s to the 1960s.

Happy Earth Day!Earth Day started in 1970 (the same year the DPM moved into the historic Northwestern Bank/Western Union...
04/22/2021
The History of Earth Day | Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day started in 1970 (the same year the DPM moved into the historic Northwestern Bank/Western Union building).
We are grateful for our prairies and glacial lakes region and the efforts by all of the state agencies and local groups to keep them pristine and protected. #EarthDay #BrownCountySD #AberdeenSD

Learn the history behind the Earth Day movement, which engages a billion people worldwide on April 22 of every year. 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day.

Thanks to Elisa Sand from the Aberdeen American News for visiting our All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition art wo...
04/22/2021
Gallery: Dacotah Prairie Museum art workshop

Thanks to Elisa Sand from the Aberdeen American News for visiting our All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition art workshops yesterday. The gallery show will be on display through Sat. April 24 in the Lamont Gallery and the Prairie Landing.

Click here to view this item from aberdeennews.com.

Our crew was soooo CAREFUL with our artifacts on Day of Champions.  Thank you so much!!
04/21/2021

Our crew was soooo CAREFUL with our artifacts on Day of Champions. Thank you so much!!

We (seriously) could not have accomplished our project without #NSU #studentathletes and #dayofchampions. We are so PROU...
04/19/2021

We (seriously) could not have accomplished our project without #NSU #studentathletes and #dayofchampions. We are so PROUD of our local university athletic programs and the amazing citizens they are producing for our future. #GoWolves.

A tremendous THANK YOU to #DayofChampions #UWNESD #NSU #GOWolves #STUDENTATHLETES that assisted the Dacotah Prairie Muse...
04/19/2021

A tremendous THANK YOU to #DayofChampions #UWNESD #NSU #GOWolves #STUDENTATHLETES that assisted the Dacotah Prairie Museum on Sat. April 17.
25 Student Athletes from the NSU Football & Wrestling teams assembled steel shelving units, carefully moved archival bound newspapers from 1920s to 1999, loaded/unloaded cargo vans, moved LARGE ARTIFACTS from the 3rd floor archives to our storage unit and hauled broken cases/display units to the landfill.
At every point of operation these young men were cheerful, considerate, cooperative, polite, up-for-anything and never complained. We are so PROUD of our local university athletic programs and the amazing citizens they are producing for our future. #GoWolves Northern State University

We appreciate being a part of our downtown community through the CVB. You never know where you will stumble upon a museu...
04/16/2021

We appreciate being a part of our downtown community through the CVB. You never know where you will stumble upon a museum exhibit! #museumontheroad

Magic mirror, on the wall – who now has a cool hall?

Thank you to the fine folks at the Dacotah Prairie Museum for creating and installing this historic display of Aberdeen in our office!

We invite you to visit and take a look.

Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
506 S. Main Street
Downtown Aberdeen, South Dakota

#VisitAberdeenSD #TheBureau #DacotahPrairieMuseum #DowntownAberdeen #MalchowPlaza #greatplacesarewaitinginaberdeen #livelocal57401 #hifromsd

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Welcome to our two newest Curatorial Assistants at the DPM!Kristin Boeshans, Education Dept., comes to us from a theater...
04/15/2021

Welcome to our two newest Curatorial Assistants at the DPM!
Kristin Boeshans, Education Dept., comes to us from a theater and library background and is a perfect fit for our many, many school programs, camps and tours. (left)
Jay Hopkins, Exhibits Dept., is a professional artist and adjunct instructor at NSU and PC for studio art. She will be helping to curate our art exhibits, programs and workshops. (right)
WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM!

Welcome to our two newest Curatorial Assistants at the DPM!
Kristin Boeshans, Education Dept., comes to us from a theater and library background and is a perfect fit for our many, many school programs, camps and tours. (left)
Jay Hopkins, Exhibits Dept., is a professional artist and adjunct instructor at NSU and PC for studio art. She will be helping to curate our art exhibits, programs and workshops. (right)
WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM!

Elissa was kind enough to sign our copies of her novel, The Speed of Light, for sale in the Museum's gift shop, The Merc...
04/15/2021

Elissa was kind enough to sign our copies of her novel, The Speed of Light, for sale in the Museum's gift shop, The Mercantile. Stop by and check out all of the local authors. We love our local authors, they are the best!

We still have Fuzzy and Brown Bear coloring pages in the Children's Exhibit Frontier Town at the DPM. Stop by!And then c...
04/15/2021

We still have Fuzzy and Brown Bear coloring pages in the Children's Exhibit Frontier Town at the DPM. Stop by!
And then check out the BEARS in the amazing Hatterscheidt Wildlife Gallery. #DaBears

😎 Check out all the coloring pages in the window at Aberdeen Community Theatre! 🖍

There’s only THURSDAY and FRIDAY left to watch “Fuzzy and Brown Bear Go Fishing” and color along!

Visit aberdeencommunitytheatre.com!

🙏🏻 Thank you to Karisma Boutique, Dacotah Prairie Museum, CJ's Patisserie, and Jimmy's Pizza of Aberdeen for hosting free printed coloring pages!

❤️ And thank you to all children who shared their coloring pages!

Another one of our beautiful, historic buildings on Main Street, Downtown #AberdeenSD
04/13/2021

Another one of our beautiful, historic buildings on Main Street, Downtown #AberdeenSD

On this week's episode of Historic Downtown Aberdeen Then...And Now! 201 S Main (Head Over Heels Consignment Boutique)

Historical details courtesy of Dacotah Prairie Museum

Built in 1906 as the First National Bank; you can still see the name carved in granite above the 1st story. Stewarts School of Hairstyling operated at this location from the 1960s until 1990s. It then spent time as a health club and then later as a series of consignment stores, currently Head over Heels. Neoclassical in design, made from Minnesota soft sandstone and in excellent condition.

Come see the All Dakota High School Art Show and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTWORK!Student winner will receive a medal. Tha...
04/12/2021

Come see the All Dakota High School Art Show and
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTWORK!
Student winner will receive a medal.
Thank you for supporting our art students :)
(One vote per person, please.)

Saturday Hours at the DPM:11am-4pm!See the All Dakota #HighSchool #FineArts Exhibition Gallery Show. 12 schools from bot...
04/10/2021

Saturday Hours at the DPM:
11am-4pm!
See the All Dakota #HighSchool #FineArts Exhibition Gallery Show. 12 schools from both North and South Dakota on display.
Now open in the legendary #Lamont Gallery.

The Dacotah Prairie Museum has a new outreach exhibit in the newly renovated offices of the Aberdeen Area Convention & V...
04/09/2021

The Dacotah Prairie Museum has a new outreach exhibit in the newly renovated offices of the Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau next door to the new Malchow Plaza.
Check out the large format historic photos of Aberdeen and read the fun tutorial plaques.
We have a great partner in the CVB in promoting Aberdeen's history to locals and visitors, alike.
Thank you Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau!

We have plenty of coloring pages, stop by the DPM's  Children's Exhibit "Frontier Town" to pick up yours!Hours: Tue-Fri ...
04/08/2021

We have plenty of coloring pages, stop by the DPM's Children's Exhibit "Frontier Town" to pick up yours!
Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4

The Dacotah Prairie Museum is here for YOU! We're waiting to see YOU. This is YOUR museum in Brown County! Hours: Tue-Fr...
04/08/2021

The Dacotah Prairie Museum is here for YOU! We're waiting to see YOU. This is YOUR museum in Brown County!
Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4

Great Places Are Waiting in Aberdeen!

www.VisitAberdeenSD.com

Dacotah Prairie Museum

#GreatPlacesAreWaitinginAberdeen #VisitAberdeenSD #DacotahPrairieMuseum #museum #vacation #getaway #staycation #roadtrip #livelocal57401 #hifromsd

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Photo by Troy McQuillen / McQuillen Creative Group

Opening April 10:All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition!For the first time the DPM will host the student artwork fo...
04/06/2021

Opening April 10:
All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition!
For the first time the DPM will host the student artwork for this show in the Lamont Gallery. And for an extended showing!
April 10-24.
Schools represented: Aberdeen Central, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Groton, Ipswich, Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Aberdeen Roncalli, Sisseton, Holgate Middle School

Opening April 10:
All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition!
For the first time the DPM will host the student artwork for this show in the Lamont Gallery. And for an extended showing!
April 10-24.
Schools represented: Aberdeen Central, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Groton, Ipswich, Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Aberdeen Roncalli, Sisseton, Holgate Middle School

Lora and her artistic talent are on display in the Dacotah Prairie Museum exhibits! Stop by and see them, and then pick ...
04/02/2021

Lora and her artistic talent are on display in the Dacotah Prairie Museum exhibits! Stop by and see them, and then pick up a coloring page for Fuzzy & Brown Bear Go Fishing in the Children's Frontier Town exhibit. #WeLoveArtists

🎨 Meet the Artist! 🎭

Meet Lora Schaunaman! She helped illustrate ACT's latest online show, "Fuzzy and Brown Bear Go Fishing!"

How did you learn to draw?
"I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember - a long time! Commercial Art and Art Education were also what I enjoyed studying at college."

Which illustration from the show is your favorite?
"If I had to pick a favorite illustration, I guess it would be the final one, where the bears connect with their new friend. With the beautiful scene and the peaceful feeling of being together in nature, it makes me wish I was there too!"

What is your favorite piece of art?
"There are many famous art pieces I love, but I guess as a Mom, my children’s cards and drawings have always been my most preferred. Now I’m saving my grandchildren’s art."

What is your favorite show you've seen at ACT?
"Among my favorite ACT plays are “Bingo! The Winning Musical” because of its humor and warmth of family and friends. Also, I loved the “Addams Family” -an artist just can't resist that unique costuming, wild hair-styles and crazy make-up!"

If you also like to create art, pick up Fuzzy and Brown Bear Go Fishing coloring pages from Karisma Boutique, CJ's Patisserie, Dacotah Prairie Museum, or Jimmy's Pizza of Aberdeen. One you finish coloring them you can drop them off at Aberdeen Community Theatre's office OR email a picture of your work to us at [email protected] and it will get displayed in our office window and on Fuzzy and Brown Bear's website page.

You can watch "Fuzzy and Brown Bear Go Fishing" for FREE online through April 16th on Aberdeen Community Theatre’s website aberdeecommunitytheatre.com!

The April "Fool" has struck again! During the month of April, go on a "seek and find" in the Museum's exhibits to find a...
04/01/2021

The April "Fool" has struck again! During the month of April, go on a "seek and find" in the Museum's exhibits to find a special item (hint: it's the official flower of South Dakota) that is out of place! A prize at the front desk awaits a completed hunt.

The April "Fool" has struck again! During the month of April, go on a "seek and find" in the Museum's exhibits to find a special item (hint: it's the official flower of South Dakota) that is out of place! A prize at the front desk awaits a completed hunt.

The Dacotah Prairie Museum will be closed SATURDAY, APRIL 3 in observance of Easter Weekend.Enjoy the South Dakota sprin...
03/29/2021

The Dacotah Prairie Museum will be closed
SATURDAY, APRIL 3 in observance of Easter Weekend.
Enjoy the South Dakota spring everyone!

The Dacotah Prairie Museum will be closed
SATURDAY, APRIL 3 in observance of Easter Weekend.
Enjoy the South Dakota spring everyone!

ANNOUNCING UPDATED PORTRAITS EXHIBIT END DATE:April 2, 2021The DPM will be closed Saturday, April 3 for the Easter Holid...
03/25/2021

ANNOUNCING UPDATED PORTRAITS EXHIBIT END DATE:
April 2, 2021
The DPM will be closed Saturday, April 3 for the Easter Holiday weekend.

ANNOUNCING UPDATED PORTRAITS EXHIBIT END DATE:
April 2, 2021
The DPM will be closed Saturday, April 3 for the Easter Holiday weekend.

What are (bear) friends for? Sharing! Sharing our space with our community friends.
03/24/2021

What are (bear) friends for? Sharing! Sharing our space with our community friends.

Fuzzy & Brown Bear Coloring Pages! Located in the Frontier Town Children's Exhibit at the Dacotah Prairie Museum. Listen...
03/24/2021
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Fuzzy & Brown Bear Coloring Pages! Located in the Frontier Town Children's Exhibit at the Dacotah Prairie Museum. Listen to the play online and then stop by the DPM!

Watch Aberdeen Community Theatre and Masch Up Plays latest production online for FREE starting Friday!"Fuzzy and Brown Bear Go Fishing," a children's radio p...

From our Brown County Landfill Manager, Mike ScottWetonka Sunset #BrownCountySD #sunsetphotography
03/24/2021

From our Brown County Landfill Manager, Mike Scott
Wetonka Sunset #BrownCountySD #sunsetphotography

From our Brown County Landfill Manager, Mike Scott
Wetonka Sunset #BrownCountySD #sunsetphotography

Now showing in the Lamont Gallery:"Portraits from the Permanent Collection"One of the featured artists: Eva Burns Easton...
03/22/2021

Now showing in the Lamont Gallery:
"Portraits from the Permanent Collection"
One of the featured artists: Eva Burns Easton
Eva was born in Minnesota in 1858 and came to the frontier town of Aberdeen, SD with her husband C.F. Easton in 1883. She was a gifted artist who studied both at home and abroad. She focused on painting porcelain, watercolors and some oils. She died in 1944 in Aberdeen. Shown here are "Untitled (Lady in A Bonnet)" Watercolor from 1936 and "Omair the Bandit" Oil from 1939.

Now showing in the Lamont Gallery:
"Portraits from the Permanent Collection"
One of the featured artists: Eva Burns Easton
Eva was born in Minnesota in 1858 and came to the frontier town of Aberdeen, SD with her husband C.F. Easton in 1883. She was a gifted artist who studied both at home and abroad. She focused on painting porcelain, watercolors and some oils. She died in 1944 in Aberdeen. Shown here are "Untitled (Lady in A Bonnet)" Watercolor from 1936 and "Omair the Bandit" Oil from 1939.

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21 Main St S (we Are SOUTH Of The Railroad Tracks)
Aberdeen, SD
57401

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

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Dacotah Prairie Museum, Brown County’s History Storehouse

The Dacotah Prairie Museum celebrates 50 years as Brown County’s premier history museum. Over the decades the Museum has been a storehouse for the county’s collective memory and has provided exceptional archival, research, exhibit and educational services. The Museum is housed in the historic Northwestern Bank building built in 1889, a cornerstone of Aberdeen’s vibrant downtown district.

Exhibits on display highlight Brown County's history and the people who lived here past and present. Art exhibits by local artists rotate through the galleries on a regular basis as well as traveling STEM and history exhibits. Finish your visit with a spin through the Museum Store for a fun and memorable takeaway souvenir.

Gallery & Museum Store Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm and Sat.-Sun. 1-4pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Free admission, donations appreciated. Check out the latest exhibits and events at www.dacotahprairiemuseum.com

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Hello! I visited the museum nearly two weeks ago for the express purpose of checking out the Matilda Joslyn Gage room, and I included a photo of the room with this article about Matilda.
This picture popped up in my memories from a year ago and I had to share it. My kiddos & I enjoy the museum and they still talk about the NASA exhibit. Thanks for bringing such great things to Aberdeen!
Something I've always wondered. Why is the spelling of the museum, Dacotah instead of Dakota?
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Warrior Is ---The life story of Mato Niyanpi (Answers the questions of who, how, what and why, as to what happened at the Greasy Grass Battle on June 25, 1876) Prologue He smelled the yellow of the sun. His spirit was alive and energetic. He felt the energy in his chest and all along the blood running through his veins. He looked to his left to see his great friend by his side. The strong scent of sage caressed his nostrils and reminded him of home. The movement over the high-running hilly ridge to the south caught his eye. He and Swift Bear sensed and felt the pathway opening up. So much had occurred so quickly. So suddenly. So dramatically. Their call to duty, his call to duty, filled his mind, his heart, his spirit. Today was meant to happen. It was presented to the people from the Creator. The plan was made. The warriors summoned. The preparation was done. It all led to this place. This portal in time. The sparse clouds to the west resembled mares’ tails. And for a brief moment, he remembered his white stone friend in the White Mountains. He remembered his spiritual commitment to protect his people, Grandmother Earth, and the sacred He Sapa. And time stood still for a moment—a small moment in time, through all of the ancient and original history of all the moments of time. And as the group of the horse-mounted soldiers rode briskly over the far ridge, the Creator shined that warm, nurturing light upon these warriors. Such as Creator had been doing since the beginning of time, since the beginning of Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky, and at the beginning of all things. All the moments of time forever, had arrived here, now. It had come to this. Creator’s strong will and great invisible hand had placed them here. It was the Creator all along. It always was. And always would be. For one to know what led the young Lakota warriors to be here at this fateful site near the Greasy Grass River on this warm, sun-drenched day, one must go back. Go back in time. Way back, to the beginning. When it was only the Creator. And the Creator of all things decided to create a new world. Her name would be Unci Maka. “Grandmother Earth.” And she would be created to hold and sustain life. All kinds of beings, all kinds of peoples, will be given and placed upon and within her to show her love of life. And this is how it all began..... Mato Niyanpi, Saved by Bear, is called upon by his relatives, and Creator, to perform an act of commitment and courage in the Greasy Grass Battle at the Little Bighorn in Montana, on June 25, 1876. He has a face-to-face confrontation with Custer on Last Stand Hill. Mato Niyanpi is the proud Mnincoju Lakota warrior who killed Lt. Col. George A. Custer. In the taking of his human presence from Unci Maka, Mato Niyanpi became, and continues to be, the Spirit Keeper of Custer. Creator called this union for our future together as human beings, living in peace, unity, tolerance and love. This story is based on the life of Mato Niyanpi and his true personal experiences told as family oral history passed down through the generations of his lineal descendants. WARRIOR IS offers an indigenous perspective of the spiritual journey of this human being, and the life of the Lakota during the changing times. It encompasses information never revealed publicly to anyone outside of the immediate family for the past 142 years. WARRIOR IS narrates the events from Creation times to weeks after the Greasy Grass Battle, the summer of 1876. Mato Niyanpi’s great grandsons, Harley L. Zephier and Robin L. Zephier, Mnincoju Lakota tribal members, tell the story of their great-grandfather. The practice and belief of this proven civilization is portrayed and described in every facet of the peoples’ existence. The life purpose of co-existence and respect for all the families of Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth, is the gift and intent of Creator. Harley L. Zephier and Robin L. Zephier, brothers, are great-grandsons of Mato Niyanpi/Saved by Bear and are members of the Mnincoju Lakota people. Both live in South Dakota. They gave a book presentation at the Greasy Grass battlefield on the anniversary on June 25, 2018, and prayed for the beginning of the transformation of that sacred spiritual place, from a site of past conflict, war, suffering and death, to one of a healing ground for the future of all humankind, and to include the four-legged, winged, waterborne, plants and water, as children of the Creator and of Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth), to be one day, all of us, united in peace, unity, tolerance and love. Please visit www.warrioris.com and www.scarleg,com and Scar Leg page. Available from the authors themselves, and from iUniverse.com and Amazon.com as well. There is also a map of the Greasy Grass Battlefield that is available which corresponds with Chapter 16: Our Battle, which is only available through the authors at this time. #greasygrasswarriors #whitestonepony #matoniyanpi #savedbybear #uncimaka #sacredhesapa #scarleg #mnincojulakota #putl #peaceunitytolerancelove #warrioris #oldstonewarriors
Why never to have a Etch A Sketch exhibit,,,