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Mark Shields, a former employee of St. Joseph's Indian School, cuts the ribbon at the newly renovated Akta Lakota Museum, located on the school's campus in Chamberlain. Around Shields are, from left, Del Iron Cloud and Marcel Felicia, two alumni of St. Joseph's, the Rev. Steve Huffstetter, director of St. Joseph's, and the Rev. Anthony Kluckman. (Chris Mueller/Republic)

Akta Lakota Museum addition tells school's history

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CHAMBERLAIN -- After more than 40 years of work at St. Joseph's Indian School, Mark Shields has plenty of stories.

As Shields, a retired school maintenance worker, looked around the Akta Lakota Museum, located on the campus of St. Joseph's, on Sunday in Chamberlain, he recalled two buses the school bought in 1959.


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