Tying Dignity to Chamberlain and Oacoma, Experience the Culture
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Click on the link below to visit each phase of your journey!
Dignity of Earth and Sky
Click first picture above to learn about Dignity! Located at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, (also know as the I-90 Information Center) Exit 264, visitors have an awesome view of the Missouri River (also know as Lake Francis Case), the historic Hwy 16 Bridge connecting Chamberlain and Oacoma, the city of Chamberlain on the east side and a distant shot of Oacoma on the west bank
Dignity pictured in the first photo as the lighting is changing just before sunset. As you can see the internal lighting is starting to show as it is getting dark. A person almost needs to see her during the day (picture 2), she is stainless steel and bright silver. In the Third picture she is spotlighted as it gets dark. The fourth picture shows the quilt from the backside which is lighted both internally and with additional spotlighting.
South Dakota Hall of Fame
click on the SD Hall of Fame picture for access to their website
As a person leaves I-90 and travels west down the hill, getting off Exit 263, the first stop would be the South Dakota Hall of Fame. “The South Dakota Hall of Fame was established in 1974 to recognize and honor those individuals Championing a Culture of Excellence for all of South Dakota. “(www.sdhalloffame.com).
Dakota Indian Foundation & Dakota Plains Gallery & Gifts
Heading north on Chamberlain’s Main Street, You come to the Dakota Indian Foundation and the Dakota Plains Gallery and Gifts.
Explore their website by clicking the first picture to learn more about what the Dakota Indian Foundation does. With the Ella Deloria Research Center, Native Americans can learn more about their lineage. Dakota Indian Foundation invites you to explore your tribal ancestry! Through a generous contribution from First Nations Development Institute, our Foundation was able to employ Native American Youth to help develop the Ella Deloria Research Center. This new Dakota Ancestry site encompasses early census data from the National Archives and is relevant to all Oceti Sakowin Nations. (http://www.dakotaindianfoundation.org/home0.aspx)
Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center
Located at the north end of Chamberlain’s Main Street on the campus of St. Joseph’s Indian School you will find the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center.
Learn more about St. Joseph’s Indian School and the Akta Lakota Museum by clicking on the picture above.
The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center tells the unique stories of the history of the Northern Plains Indian Tribes as no other museum can. We invite you to connect personally with the culture and traditions of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people through our exhibits and programs. Expect to be profoundly changed and as you discover something new about the Northern Plains Indian Tribes and their rich history, culture and traditions. Come explore with us. Take a few hours or a full day. You’ll be glad you did. (http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/PageServer?pagename=alm_visit_admission)