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Akta Lakota Museum
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Owner description: Visit the Akta Lakota Museum to experience a living lesson on the Native American way of life, past and present. Each year we receive thousands of visitors from all over the globe that want to deepen their appreciation of Lakota culture. As an outreach program of St. Joseph's Indian School we pride ourselves on not just providing that experience but creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and healing into the hearts of our students as well as our visitors. What makes our museum such a wonderful experience is our focus. We have an outstanding collection of cultural, historical and artistic works that relate specifically to the Northern Plains Indian Tribes, the ancestry of the students served at St. Joseph's. Our historical collection honors the past while our contemporary collection represents the creative spirit of today's world. We work closely with Indian artist and artisans to present contemporary artwork that builds on cultural traditions while expressing itself in new ways. What you take away from your visit is the understanding that Lakota culture is not just a thing of the past. It's alive and thriving today.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our family, 5, 7, 42, 40, 69 & 70, took the time to stop. It was a great stop for all of us. The artifacts and displays are great. If they don't have it running, ask to watch the 20 min video which was really great for the young ones in our group. Totally worth the stop.

3  Thank A_Real_Family_Man
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The museum is located on the campus of the St Joseph's Indian School. It informs about the culture of the Lakota plains Indian culture. Most people know the Lakota as the Sioux, but that name, taken from French, is not liked by all Lakotas. If you're passing through the area, the museum is a must-see stop.

3  Thank John M
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a educational and interesting place to visit. The place is great, and they have a museum and gift shop.

1  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This stop was a highlight of my crosscountry trip. This museum is outstanding. It was informative and visually pleasing with great exhibits. You take your time and just soak up a part of America that isn't pleasant but reality. You gain insight into the Lakota and are sensitive to their plight. You make a donation instead of an admission fee. And man never fails to amaze one. Germans orginally founded the adjacent school for Indian children.

3  Thank bahiadreaming
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stopped here as an interest point and walked away with a memory....The day we stopped not only did we enjoy the musuem but St Joseph's Indian School was having "open house" and we were given tours of the housing for school children from grades k-12. Not your typically place as you are required to apply to attend, the school only takes so many children of both femak and malke. The children are taught from an early age PSL (personal living skills). The musuem itself has some wonderful exhibits and the staff is so friendly and helpful. And on the day we stopped they were having a pow wow, perfect timing right? Visiting the museum is based on donations

I definitely would recomended the visit

2  Thank pretblueye
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