Temporary Exhibit comes to Prehistoric Indian Village

Living Traditions: Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Art

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village will have a temporary exhibit  from the South Dakota Historical Society beginning on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 on the art of the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota peoples. The exhibit will remain at the Prehistoric Indian Village until August 12.

The Dakota, Nakota and Lakota of South Dakota have a long history of creating beautiful works of art. Many items created were quite functional and were used as everyday objects. Beading, quillwork, painting and carving were all important facets of the art. Living Traditions: Dakota, Nakota Lakota Art showcases works done during three time periods: nomadic hunting period, reservation and modern times.

The exhibit not only focuses on the art, but also on the way the art was created. Natural materials, such as porcupine quill, plant dyes, bone and other objects, were utilized to create the paintings, sculptures, sewn items and other art forms for which these people have become known.

Visitors to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village can view this fascinating exhibit in the comfort of the Thomsen Center Archeodome from June 12, 2014 to August 12, 2014. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Regular admission fees apply.

For more information, please contact Cindy Gregg at 605.996.5473 or at director@mitchellindianvillage.org