Category Archives: History

January 2017: 38 Years Later

January 2017: 38 Years Later

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Yep, folks, it's been that long for us. Prairie Edge started small and then evolved into a cornerstone business of downtown Rapid City, SD. Our business began in a chicken coop outside of Sturgis SD and then eventually moved to Rapid City, SD. Rapid City has become the permanent...

The Passing of a Friend and Colleague

The Passing of a Friend and Colleague

Posted on January 09, 2017 by

It is with deepest respect that we share news of the passing of author/illustrator and long-time friend, Paul Goble. Over the last nearly five decades, Paul has dedicated his life to writing and illustrating Native American storybooks. The highly anticipated biograp...

A History of the Dakota or Sioux Indians

A History of the Dakota or Sioux Indians

Posted on September 07, 2016 by

History is important for anyone who has ever wondered "How did things get to be this way?" Sometimes, a person is standing right at the moment in time when history is made, a witness of the very events that have shaped our present. Our Donovin Sprague (historian, author, teacher, singer) w...

Changing Times

Changing Times

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

When our small gallery first opened up in March of 1988, the internet was not available to retail stores for retail sales. We were using big three ring binders to keep our inventory straight and ledger books to keep our accounting current, that could be considered the dark ages. We went to computers to help us with inventory and accou...

Farewell Michael

Farewell Michael

Posted on November 12, 2015 by

It is with a real mixture of sadness and joy for the Sioux Trading Post and Prairie Edge that we have to say farewell to a long-time employee and friend Michael Lekberg. Michael has decided that it is time to turn in his work apron and beading needles for gardening, travel...