Lauren Good Day is Arikara Hidatsa Blackfeet and Plains Cree. Rebecca West, the curator of the Plains Indian Museum, said this diverse cultural heritage informs her as an artist. Good Day usually does beadwork, parfleche or painting. So West said this pipe bag is unusual. West said the pipe bag is also unusual because of […]
Plains Indian Museum
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Kate Fools Crow was Lakota and the wife of the renowned spiritual leader Frank Fools Crow. Kate made a dress sometime in the 1970s that had American themes. Hunter Old Elk, the Plains Indian Museum curatorial assistant, said there are beautiful American flag motifs all over the dress. But something else got Old Elk even more […]
The Plains Indian Museum not only collects older artwork but also contemporary artwork. The museum has a piece of pottery by Rose Pecos SunRhodes. “[It’s] a large female figure with a big skirt and she has outstretched arms,” Rebecca West, the Plains Indian Museum curator, described the piece. “And there’s all these little figures that […]
Diverse Cultures of the Northern Plains Indian Peoples: Adversity and Renewal Themes of adversity and renewal have been of great importance to Plains Indian peoples in the past and the present, and will continue to be into the future. In this post, uncover more about the importance of material and spiritual cultures of Plains peoples […]
Diverse Cultures of the Northern Plains Indian Peoples: Honor and Celebration Ceremonies have been important to Plains Indian life in the past and continue to be in the present. In this post, uncover more about the importance of celebration and ceremonies as you learn about activities and rituals unique to each stage of life, from […]
Diverse Cultures of the Northern Plains Indian Peoples: Buffalo and the People The buffalo, or American bison, were and still are of great importance to the Native peoples of the Plains. In this post, uncover more about the importance of the buffalo as you explore the process of preparation for a hunt, the hunt itself, […]