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Prehistoric Indian Village having temporary exhibit on Lakota, Nakota, Dakota

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is having a temporary exhibit from the South Dakota Historical Society beginning June 12 on the art of the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota peoples.

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 focuses on the art and 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 the exhibit in the comfort of the Thomsen Center Archeodome from June 12 to August 12. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission fees apply.

For more information, contact Cindy Gregg at 996.5473 or at

-- Source: Prehistoric Indian Village