Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard Reshaw, the Life & Times of John Baptiste…

Reshaw, the Life & Times of John Baptiste…

Posted on May 18, 2015 by

This morning, Donovin Sprague reviews a book about one of the largest families here in the Dakota area. So many folks came to the vast prairie to settle down and begin a family, Reshaw did just that. Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard by: Jefferson Glass This new book is about the life of John Baptiste Ric...

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Leafy "Man Sage" Sage Harvesting Do’s and Don’ts

Sage Harvesting Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on May 07, 2015 by

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before the 2015 harvest happened. We are excited for this year's harvest and are now posting our information sheet on what we expect from wild crafters in o...

ApolloEarthRise Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

Posted on April 21, 2015 by

The "Keep America Beautiful" campaign was galvanized in 1971 with the introduction of Iron Eyes Cody depicted as an Indian riding or walking through areas of illegal dumping, litter in the streets, parks, and most public places. His single tear made America aware of the garbage, but what has it changed? Today, there...

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spirit-beings-and-sun-dancers-sm(2) Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers

Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers

Posted on April 17, 2015 by

This weeks book review by Donovin Sprague - Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers – Black Hawk’s Vision of the Lakota World... By: Janet Catherine Berlo This oversize book contains seventy-six ink and pencil pictorial images of events from 1875-95. They consist of scenes such as hunting, warfare, and animals. Many are in color some are black a...

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Gifts of Pride & Love…

Posted on March 26, 2015 by

Gifts of Pride and Love - Kiowa and Comanche Cradles Edited by Barbara A. Hail. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000 This book is part of a project by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthopology at Brown University and the contributors, who offer insights about the material culture and lives of people of the world. ...