Honor and Celebration
The Honor and Celebration gallery addresses the ceremonial aspects of Plains life, both past and present. Exploring the gallery, you learn about the Sacred Arts of women’s quilling and beadwork societies. Warriors, Leaders, and Healers explains how the men’s societies prepared their members for the various roles and challenges through their lives. Then glimpse into the most sacred Plains ceremony—the Sun Dance—a united prayer for the life of all things and peoples of this world.
A dance arbor lies in the center of the gallery where you can experience the Plains Indian Museum Powwow. While the dancers and drums perform, the visitor gets a better understanding of how music and dance are fundamental to Plains cultures.