22433
South Dakota
Native American Life in South Dakota: Past, Present and Future
Interact directly with the Lakota people – a Sioux tribe that includes Red Cloud and Crazy Horse – to learn about their proud culture through exciting performances and museum visits.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22433RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
859

At a Glance

Travel to the spectacular badlands of South Dakota to learn directly from the Lakota people about their proud history that includes the venerable Red Cloud and Crazy Horse. From the Battle of the Little Bighorn to Wounded Knee, the Lakota have carved their place in American history. This resilient Sioux tribe has retained many of their ancient and hallowed traditions, but has also adapted to modern times. Experience an authentic pow-wow, several Native American dances and life on a reservation as you learn directly from local Native Americans about how they’re preserving and building on their rich cultural history.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 30 minutes on varied terrain. Standing up to 30 minutes; some stairs. Elevations up to 5,320.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Black Hills Pow-wow, learn directly from the Lakota people and enjoy authentic dancing and drumming.
  • Venture to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Museum to celebrate Native American Day and interact with Native American artists.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to learn from knowledgeable and engaging Native American speakers about what life is like on a reservation.
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