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Cultural Heritage of the Lakota Sioux

This case study was written by Ellen Dockery, a lower division undergraduate student who is not an earth science major, as part of the DLESE Community Services Project: Integrating Research in Education. The pages in this case study reflect the personal views of the student author and not of MSU, SERC or the NSF.
Lakota Dancer. Details

The inhabitants of the Pine Ridge Reservation are the Lakota Sioux, which translates to friend. The Lakota still practice ceremonies based on the seven sacred rites of their religion. Currently, they practice the oral tradition and hold a traditional powwow which is held the fourth week of every August.

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Resources on the cultural heritage of the Lakota Sioux


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