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Come join us at the Central States Fair for Native American celebration day

The bikers have all saddled up and gone home. Phew! Rapid City and Sturgis can now get back to being normal again. Kirk Dickerson and Ryan Charging Cloud had a helluva time maneuvering through all of the biker traffic downtown as they tried to get into the retail outlets to...

Checking out the new Panera Bread Café at Rushmore Crossing

Checking out the new Panera Bread Café at Rushmore Crossing


It has been Grouchy’s contention that whatever entity designed the roads and entries into the Rushmore Crossing east of Rapid City didn’t have a clue as to how it is done. The traffic piles up at whatever entrance or exit one uses to enter or leave the Crossing and since...

What’s so hard about casting Indian actors in Indian roles?


There’s a brief exchange in the new drama “Wind River” that is brusquely telling. On a reservation in Wyoming, a white man, Cory (Jeremy Renner), tries to console an Arapaho...

Two judges, two tribes and one goal in ‘Tribal Justice,’


“We are village people. We have village values. And those values compel us to take care of each other, our families and our country,” says Abby Abinanti, chief judge of...

The paintings of Jane Seaton


The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to present an Emerging Visual Artist exhibition of the paintings of Jane Seaton, on display until September 28, in the Bruce H. Lien...

Nevis Angela Apple

Nevis Angela Apple


Donovan Duane Banley

Donovan Duane Banley


Mick Gary Bliese

Mick Gary Bliese


Ray Alan Flying Hawk

Ray Alan Flying Hawk


Stephen R. Harrison

Stephen R. Harrison


Patrick Neilson Larvie

Patrick Neilson Larvie


Gail Fontaine Red Hawk

Gail Fontaine Red Hawk


Timothy Howard Romero

Timothy Howard Romero


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