South Dakota Local Customs

  • Mitchell Corn Palace
    Mitchell Corn Palace
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    Pay the toll please
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South Dakota Local Customs

  • Ceremonies

    There are 7 main ceremonies in Lakota culture. I am not going to describe them but I want you to read about my personal experience. Please see my travelogueThe Seven Rites of the Lakota Nagi Gluhapi (Keeping of the Soul) Inipi (Rite of Purification) Hanblecheyapi (Crying for a Vision) Wiwanyag Wachipi (The Sun Dance) Hunkapi (Making of Relatives)...

  • Mitchell Corn Palace

    I don't think anything like this exists anywhere else on the Planet....if it does, email me!This very large building is just about completely covered in corn, and not only is it covered, but the corn is turned into art. The corn art is actually very well done, and especially the inside art was very creative. Some might classify this place as a...

  • Land of the Lakota

    Many native americans (Indians) live in the areas surrounding the Black Hills. You can find lots of cultural and art exhibits related to the local tribes in the area.

  • South Dakotans refer to...

    South Dakotans refer to locations in their state as 'East River' or 'West River.' This refers to the Missouri River that winds right through Pierre, the capitol of the state located smack in the middle. West River includes the Black Hills and much of the touristy stuff. East River is mainly farmland. It is very flat, but it is amazing to be able to...

  • Major cultural sensitivity...

    Major cultural sensitivity alert: For those of you who have read Dee Brown's stirring history 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee' you will probably be interested in seeing the area. Wounded Knee is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation which is incredibly poor. My only suggestion, being part Lakhota myself, is please enter the reservation with...

  • Dumb South Dakota LawsNo...

    Dumb South Dakota LawsNo horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants. It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.SpearfishIf...

  • Lakota Sioux Indian art.........

    Lakota Sioux Indian art...... I found this painting at the gift shop of the still-unfinished (but already magnificent!) Crazy Horse monument. All revenue from the gift shop goes towards the monument's completion, and to my mind it's a worthy cause.

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