The Minneapolis-based chef, born and raised in Pine Ridge Reservation, Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), specializes in traditional and contemporary Lakota foods. On Thursday night, May 7th, we will host a traditional Lakota foods reception with The Sioux Chef, at the Lakota Emergence exhibit. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Lakota traditions, visit the exhibit, and mingle with the exhibit organizers and artists.
This reception is one of several events that are occurring in conjunction with the Lakota Emergence exhibit. The exhibit is an innovative expression of Lakota culture and identity, and we’re excited to celebrate this critical narrative with some delicious pre-reservation foods!
Ticket sales to this reception will help raise funds for the exhibit.
What is the Lakota Emergence exhibit?:
This exhibit focuses entirely on the short Lakota emergence narrative titled, ‘How the Lakota Came Upon the World,’ published in 1917. The exhibit divides the 1,251-word narrative into 16 ‘passages.’
What will it include? What can I expect to see?:
HISTORIC OBJECTS: Each passage from the narrative pairs with an outstanding example of a practical or artistic object from the Sioux Indian Museum (one of the three Indian Arts and Crafts Board museums in the U.S.). The selected objects span a period of time from before the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty all the way to the early 1970s. All were created by Lakotas and were collected from within the boundaries of the 1868 Treaty, including what is now Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Standing Rock Reservations, as well as the community of Rapid City.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: In addition to the passages and Museum objects, original artworks by distinguished and emerging contemporary Lakota artists will be featured, thereby creating what we are calling ‘vignettes.’ These 16 vignettes will thus recount the Lakota emergence narrative in written words, museum collections and contemporary artworks. Following a sequential immersive experience, you can learn about this foundational origin narrative that links Lakotas to the Black Hills historically, presently and as we look to the future.