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"Lakota Code Of Ethics"

"Lakota Code Of Ethics"1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy– and greed stem from a lost soul. P...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 5, 2016

Welcome Lakota Nation Invitational Participants

Every year I think this out loud “Let’s get ready to rumble!”, which is a bit much for a kids tournament event but the excitement is still the same, good games, great sportsmanship, the best competition. This year’s Lakota Nat...
by Tribe Scribe on Dec 15, 2015

25th Anniversary of Dances With Wolves

Who could have predicted that 25 years later, folks would still have fond memories of their participation in the making of the movie Dances With Wolves. Produced, directed and starring Kevin Costner, it was a project that has been credited with bring...
by Tribe Scribe on Nov 18, 2015

Farewell Michael

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 needle...
by Tribe Scribe on Nov 12, 2015

Sweet Grass is Back!

Hello everyone: For about 10 days we were without sweetgrass and then our friends from Cree country came through with our yearly shipment. This years harvest was harder than before as the current west coast drought is affecting everyone along the Pac...
by Tribe Scribe on Aug 24, 2015

New Lakota Artist

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. Th...
by Tribe Scribe on Aug 14, 2015

Combating Smallpox

Smallpox decimated Native Americans (see last post) after Europeans arrived and spread this virulent disease on a population with no immunity to it. However, the disease was not simply accepted and endured. Though native peoples did not immediately c...

Sage Harvesting Do’s and Don’ts

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before the 2015 harvest happened. We are excited for this y...
by Tribe Scribe on May 7, 2015

Sage Harvesting Do’s and Dont’s

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before the 2015 harvest happened. We are excited for this y...
by Tribe Scribe on May 7, 2015

Lakota Audio Series

Lakota Audio Series: A Practical Conversation, Vol. 1 is designed for the Lakota language learner who wants to learn pronunciation, vocabulary and sentence patterns in a fun, challenging and engaging way. Lessons are built to introduce new vocabulary...
by Tribe Scribe on Mar 3, 2015

New Lakota Dictionary-Pro DVD

Something new from the Lakota Language Consortium, this DVD is the complete dictionary with some digital additions. This DVD includes Lakota to English and English to Lakota and is the computer software version of the already popular book, New Lakota...
by Tribe Scribe on Feb 25, 2015

Happy 2015! It’s a New Year…

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 pie...
by Tribe Scribe on Jan 13, 2015

Winter As a Time of Reflection

In most earlier cultures, life slowed during the winter months; people could not plant seed in frozen ground, days were short and dark, and most agricultural tasks were complete. As in today’s practice of contemplation at the New Year, native &...

Lakota Nation Invitational is Dec. 17 – 20, 2014

You just want to yell “Let’s get ready to rumble” but that may be a bit much for a kids tournament. Prairie Edge and the Sioux Trading Post are proud sponsors of the Lakota Nation Invitational. This year is their 38th year of top no...
by Tribe Scribe on Dec 11, 2014

Lakota Herb Products #Review

Lakhotiya Woglaka Po! – Speak Lakota!

A Book Review by: Donovin Sprague By Lakota Language Consortium. 2010. This is a Level 2 Lakota Language Textbook in a series of Lakota language resource materials.  It is an excellent resource book with 12 designed units which equal a year of class...
by Tribe Scribe on May 13, 2014

Notes on Recent Reading 19 [Powers, Zhang Ji, Vietnamese folk song]

Sacred Language: The Nature of Supernatural Discourse in Lakota (Powers)William Powers’ book, though a scholarly anthropological work, engages the poet and the literary theorist as well. The author, who is fluent in Lakota, had, at the time of the...
by Poetry on the Loose on Feb 4, 2014

Lakota Winter Counts

Winter was an important time of year for Native Americans, partly because it allowed time for reflection, repair, and planning. Plains Indians documented their year through “winter counts,” which were pictorial histories drawn on material...

December 2013 at Prairie Edge!

Three more weeks of shopping, decorating, holiday treat preparations and then the final day when presents are opened, exciting and fun is the way we would describe this years Holiday Season! Stop in and Register! We have the boxes for … Continu...
by Tribe Scribe on Dec 10, 2013

Winter on the Plains

Though its topography varied from region to region, the area known as the western Plains could be counted on to have a harsh environment. Summer temperatures often reached 100 degrees, and winter temperatures well into the double-digits below zero. W...


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