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KOTA News only told one side of the story

Last week was a week that can almost be called a “Week of Firsts,” but not quite, because some of the things that happened last week have been tried in the past but not with the same fervor and dedication. We are talking about the City of Rapid City holding...

New BBQ joint lives up to the advertisement

New BBQ joint lives up to the advertisement


Grouchy had a taste for BBQ this past week. With the new BBQ joints opening here in Rapid City, Grouchy and friend headed off to Papa “T’s BBQ KC Style House at 2101 Mt. Rushmore Road located in the old Sam and Louie’s. The family-oriented restaurant opened October 1. Owner...

Donovin Sprague to present at Journey Museum


RAPID CITY –– The Journey Museum & Learning Center is excited to announce the next event in its Learning Forum Series, set for Sunday, December 13th titled, “The Ghost Dance...

Robbie Robertson releases ‘Hiawatha and the Peacemaker’


LOS ANGELES, Calif. –– Hall of Fame musician and songwriter Robbie Robertson brings to life a powerful story that has been passed down through the North American Indian oral tradition...

Traveling exhibit highlights Sioux culture


RAPID CITY –– “Living Traditions: Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Art” is on display at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus through Nov. 30 as part of American Indian...

Gilbert Clarence  Bad Wound

Gilbert Clarence Bad Wound


Bonnie Lee Bettelyoun

Bonnie Lee Bettelyoun


Lyle D. Bull Bear

Lyle D. Bull Bear


Mae Clifford

Mae Clifford


Lyle Dillon Jr.

Lyle Dillon Jr.


Lorna Rochelle ‘Shelly’ Ducheneaux

Lorna Rochelle ‘Shelly’ Ducheneaux


Wyolin Edward  Iron Boy

Wyolin Edward Iron Boy


Lucille Kicking Bear

Lucille Kicking Bear


Brent Sounding Side

Brent Sounding Side


What the faces on Mount Rushmore said about Indians:

“Indians and wolves are both beasts of prey, tho’ they differ in shape.”
~George Washington, 1778

“If ever we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe we will never lay it down til that tribe is exterminated, or driven beyond the Mississippi . . . in war they will kill some of us; but we will destroy all of them. Adjuring them, therefore, if they wish to remain on the land which covers the bones of their fathers, to keep the peace with a people who ask friendship without needing it, who wish to avoid war without fearing it. In war, they will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them.”
~Thomas Jefferson, August 28, 1807

“I suppose I should be ashamed to say that I take the Western view of the Indian. I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”
~Theodore Roosevelt, January, 1886