23-year-old opens first Native-owned museum in Rapid City

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After a year, Lakota Dream Museum has come to past

” About a year and a half ago, I was sitting in my college dorm room and I always thought you know we have one of the greatest cultures throughout American history and world history but we don’t have a place we can call home,” said Adonis Saltes, president of Lakota Dream.

The 23-year-old walked us through what is known to be the first Native owned and operated museum in Rapid City.

“This is my favorite exhibition in the museum. What we are looking at right now is one of the four white buffalo calves ever known to this century to be born” he said.

From the top to the bottom, Lakota Dream is home to a handful of sacred relics and the Native regalia that we may think we know so well.

“We wanted to paint the face black and red because if you look back in the history, one of our great chiefs rain the face, that’s the way he use to paint his face,” Saltes continued.

At the museum, you do not just see it, you experience the culture through the tales of the people…

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