SD artifact being loaned to international exhibit
PIERRE (AP) — A stick artifact that is considered one of South Dakota's most historical items and is the logo for the State Historical Society is being loaned to an international traveling exhibit.
The Sioux horse effigy is being moved this week from a Pierre museum to become part of the exhibit "The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky." The exhibit is making stops in Kansas City, New York and Paris, and officials expect about 1 million people to view it.
The 3-foot-long wooden artifact depicts a horse wounded in battle. Officials believe a Lakota warrior carved it about 1875.
This is the first time in more than 35 years that the effigy will leave the state's possession. It won't return until 2015.