All posts by Rose Kern

I am enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. I have been working here at Prairie Edge since 1989. It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with so many talented artists and crafts people.

Here is a big heads up on our annual Open House. May 6th will bring featured artisans, authors and storytellers to promote and premiere all that is new in the store. Your chance to come in, meet some truly creative people and enjoy a snack! There will be in house drawings as well. Look for more information coming in May’s newsletter and social media.

At this time we know that Sandy K Designs, Prouty Pottery, Alistair Bane, Dove Creek Designs, and Darren Thompson will be joining us to show off their crafts and skills. We are very excited about this event and hope that all of you can make it.

Look for those updates on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and see you in May!

On April 28th we are hosting a book signing for the author of “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”. Dr. Kent Nerburn will be signing his acclaimed book from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, then join the author as he watches the movie “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”, produced and directed by Steven Lewis Simpson. The movie and book signing are part of events during the Black Hills Film Festival. You must be a VIP ticket holder to see the movie at the Elk’s Theatre, then after the movie there will be a Q&A and discussion about Race and Civility. This paneled discussion will be moderated by Charles Abourezk. The author Dr. Kent Nerburn, producer/director Steven Lewis Simpson and actor Christopher Sweeney will be participating.

We look forward to the day when the movie will also be available for public purchase but until then here is an opportunity to see it.

Himalayan Salt Lamps, What is the big deal? Well, let us tell you a little something about them. It is described as adding to your environment some fresh air, helping to cleanse the air you breath of dust, pollen, cigarette smoke and other contaminants.

They give off a soft glow and as they warm up, they absorb pollutants from the air and emit clean particles into your air. Each lamp has a weight and the weight will correspond with your room size. Easy to use, just plug in and let it do the job of cleansing your area.

From the Himalayan Salt mines in the Himalayans.

Available now at Prairie Edge and the Sioux Trading Post.

Call us with questions and availability at 800-541-2388 or e-mail

Well the purge continues and Anita has reduced our CD selection, now there has been some speculation about this and let us clear up the rumors, we are still carrying music but we realize we cannot compete with MP3 which is the direction most performers are going, it is cheaper then pressing a CD and reaches a much larger audience. We still carry the best selection of Native American ceremonial music and lots of books. We’ve increased our selection of Out-of-Print books and are adding new books to our contemporary selections.

This newest book, “A Warrior of the People”, is the story of the first female Native American doctor. She studied hard, made the sacrifices and became a doctor for her people. She was inspired to become a doctor when she witnessed a white doctor’s refusal to treat a Native American patient, the patient died from the neglect but it galvanized a young person into becoming what her people needed the most, a qualified physician. Read more about her in the book by Joe Starita.

Nancy and the girls have stocked some pretty exciting bling, they are now carrying regalia pins, butterflies or dragonflies. They are sparkly and pretty and are available in gold tones or silver tones. These are the perfect accessory for your Pow Wow regalia!

They’ve also added a nice selection of dressy shawls and blankets. Nancy and the crew stay in touch with their customer needs by providing contemporary and traditional products for all your crafting and Pow Wow needs and new items will be arriving as the season goes on.

March is the great bead sale (20% off glass beads, some exceptions apply), we try to help our crafters who are kicking off Pow Wow season at the Denver March Pow Wow, this is one of North America’s largest Pow Wow’s and folks are excited for good competition, catching up with family and friends and checking out the latest styles for regalia. If you’ve ever wondered what the hype is all about this is the place to “Check it out!” Open to the public.

Nancy and Frank will be traveling to Eagle Butte for a Book/Bead mobile trip on March 17th. They will be bringing books, calendars, sale CD’s, botanicals, craft supplies and anything else they can get into the van. If you have a special need and would like us to bring something for you please feel free to call us toll free at 800-456-3394 or 800-541-2388, we can also be reached by e-mail at or, we will add the item and tag it with your name.

Let’s all get ready for a wonderful Pow Wow season and remember folks Waci Waci !!!!