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CHADRON, NEBRASKA

Meet the Oglala Lakota Sioux

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Program #1652RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Expand your horizons and enrich your life as you get to know American Indian culture through meetings with members of the Oglala Lakota tribe, one of the seven nations known as the Sioux. Learn about the beliefs, talents, skills, traditions and hopes of the Lakota from presenters including elders, youth, and storytellers. Get an absorbing overview of history, philosophy, and ceremony during field trips to the Pine Ridge Reservation and other significant historical, religious, and cultural sites.


Highlights

• Feel the rhythmic cadences of ceremonial drums, observe dancers, and explore the significance and meaning of important traditions such as the sweat lodge and its connection with spiritual as well as physical cleansing.
• Explore Fort Robinson, the site of the Red Cloud Indian Agency, the spot where Crazy Horse was fatally wounded, Chief Red Cloud's grave, and the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
• Enjoy the Red Cloud Indian School Art Show, visit a ceremonial camp where Oglala Lakota Sun Dances take place, and see wild horses run free.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile, some uneven terrain, stairs.

Coordinated by Chadron State College.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

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