Lakota museum to open in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is opening a Lakota museum in Rapid City this weekend.
The Rapid City Journal reports that 23-year-old Adonis Saltes will open the Lakota Dream Museum and Monument on Saturday after more than a year of planning and curating artifacts of cultural importance for the Lakota people.
Saltes says he believes it’s the only museum that is “from the people.”
The museum will feature paintings from imprisoned American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier, text murals of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and Wounded Knee and a taxidermied white buffalo calf.
The current location of the museum may be temporary. Saltes and the museum’s board of directors have sought funding for a more permanent location in the Black Hills.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com