Sweetgrass braids Sweet Grass is Back!

Sweet Grass is Back!

Posted on August 24, 2015 by

Hello everyone: For about 10 days we were without sweetgrass and then our friends from Cree country came through with our yearly shipment. This years harvest was harder than before as the current west coast drought is affecting everyo...

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New Lakota Artist

Posted on August 14, 2015 by

Our Lakota artists and crafts people are always creating, going to shows and learning every year better ways to create art and keep their culture alive. It's sometimes hard for the new artist to break into the art scene without some support. Those that have the support are lucky! Some pieces are created with such kn...

Leafy "Man Sage" Sage is Back!

Sage is Back!

Posted on August 10, 2015 by

Prairie Sage (Artemisia spp) is known as a cleansing herb and is harvested in June. Its appearance marks one of the great seasonal ceremonial cycles for Northern Plains Indians. With each new day, we see more friends and family as ceremony season is in full swing. The sage...

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...