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June 1, 2020 - September 7, 2020

The Takuwe exhibit is originated by the Center For American Indian Research And Native Studies (CAIRNS).

The title of this exhibit is one Lakota word: Takuwe. In English: Why. The focus of the exhibit is the 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee, but includes historical context leading to the massacre, along with contemporary context related to land issues and opportunities at Wounded Knee today.

Takuwe is available to museum visitors beginning June 1 through September 7, 2020


Takuwe Gallery Talk

Click below to view a video featuring Dr. Craig Howe, Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). Dr. Howe gives an in-depth look at the ground-breaking exhibit TAKUWE and goes into detail about the dramatic works by Lakota artists.

Craige Howe discusses "The Journey", by Evans Flammond, Sr.

Craig Howe discusses "Belief in the Dance" by Iris Sully Sorensen

Craig Howe discusses "The Descent" by Athena LaTocha

Dr. Craig Howe discisses "We Will Pray Where We Please" by Kim Soo Goodtrack