Category Archives: Traditional Crafts

What’s Happening at Prairie Edge/Sioux Trading Post?

What’s Happening at Prairie Edge/Sioux Trading Post?

Posted on December 07, 2016 by

It's was another successful Small Business Saturday but instead of resting on our laurels we are staying prepared for all of your holiday shopping needs. Our Fine...

New Lakota Artist

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...

Gifts of Pride & Love…

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. ...

Happy 2015! It’s a New Year…

Happy 2015! It’s a New Year…

Posted on January 13, 2015 by

Happy New Year everyone! We have some really great work from our multi talented artists and this piece is exceptional. Over the years, we have learned to listen to the artist when they bring in a piece of art work, we want to know what makes this piece come to life. Jim Little Wounded loves to talk about the images that go through his head all t...

Arts – Beadwork & Quillwork

Arts – Beadwork & Quillwork

Posted on December 08, 2014 by

At Black Hills State University one of the classes I teach is Traditional Lakota Arts which includes learning basic techniques of beadwork, quillwork, and featherwork. If you are involved in the arts and crafts, can you cite someone who was instrumental in generating interest in areas such as beading and quillwork?  Most people started with someon...