Sioux Indian Museum to Present, Lakota Winter Counts: Not Just a Calendar

Last edited 10/06/2022

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Conor McMahon, Senior Curator of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), will present a lecture, Lakota Winter Counts: Not Just a Calendar, on Monday, October 10, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  The presentation is in conjunction with the Journey Museum’s special community programming for Native American Day.  Admission to the museum and lecture will be free to the public on Native American Day. 

Winter counts are pictorial depictions of Lakota history that connect the past to today’s living communities.  Senior Curator McMahon will discuss the history and meaning behind Lakota winter counts with a focus on the four winter counts in the collection of the Sioux Indian Museum.  The High Hawk and Short Bull Winter Counts, two winters counts from the Sioux Indian Museum collection that are not currently on display, will be made available for viewing during this special presentation. 


Lakota Winter Counts photo

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.  For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

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