Articles of clothing created by Native artists during the reservation era (circa 1870 – 1930s) were wearable, biographical garments emblematic of Native pride during a time when personal expressions were repressed. Dresses, especially heavily-beaded examples made for ceremonies and special occasions, are manifestations of pride and cultural identity. A Lakota dress with a fully-beaded yoke speaks much about […]
Named as the Center of the West's new Executive Director in April 2021, Rebecca West has served as Curator of Plains Indian Cultures, as well as the Collier-Read Director of Curatorial, Education, and Museum Services. Rebecca has worked with the people, objects, ideas, and programs that define the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.