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Wounded Knee Massacre Commemoration

Quilt Made in Memory   Andrea Lekberg and Frances Davidson
Quilt Made in Memory
Andrea Lekberg and Frances Davidson, Oglala Sioux Tribe
Cotton, wool, linen fabrics, 93” x 93”

Event Details

Throughout the 128th anniversary of the Wounded Knee massacre, December 29, 2018, visitors are invited to place 300 “memory sticks” in the ground in a pattern that outlines the dimensions of the mass grave within which the bodies of 146 Lakota children, women and men were interred January 3-4, 1891. The sticks represent the number of persons believed to have been killed that day. Takuwe exhibition curator Craig Howe and developers of the Takuwe K-12 educational curriculum team will be on hand on the 29th to share this experience with visitors. The memory sticks will be left in place on the Campus Green (behind the Museum) through January 4, 2019.

You are invited to learn more about the Wounded Knee massacre by visiting the Takuwe exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum.

The museum will be open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on December 29th. Please note holiday closings December 22-25 and December 30 - January 1.

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 – Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm South Dakota Art Museum , Campus Green behind the Art Museum

Building Access Directions

The Campus Green is immediately behind the South Dakota Art Museum, to the east of the Museum's Anderson Plaza.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the Museum's reserved parking just west of the Museum on Harvey Dunn Street (in front of Scobbey Hall). No parking pass for this event. Parking is also available on the street on Harvey Dunn Street.

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