Prairie Festival: Celebrating the Dakota, Past and Present
July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrating Minnesota’s First People.
Celebrating the Dakota, Past and Present
Programs for the day will include stations where guests can learn about the seasonal life of the Dakota of Cloud Man’s Village: Wild Ricing, Tipi Life, a tour of our replica Bark Lodge, and much more! U of MN Dakota Language Instructors will be leading mini-language sessions and Site Interpreter Nick Anderson will also be demonstrating traditional and modern hide tanning techniques.
Other activities from our partners include:
Dakota Wicohan is excited to participate in the upcoming Prairie Festival at Gibbs Farm. We will be bringing our Wikoska/Wiciyenna as they represent the very essence of Dakota Wicohan. Dressed in their traditional skirts, these youth will be singing Dakota songs, showcasing the kinship sisterhood these young women have developed. We will also be bringing some artwork that the youth painted as well as some horse regalia that some of the staff have created. All in all, this is guaranteed to be a fun event. We look forward to seeing everybody there!
Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye will be showcasing their language materials including their upcoming language dictionary app.
Native Food Perspectives will be serving Wild Rice Salad, Cornbread Muffins and Cedar Tea. Food is included in ticket price, but is limited to a first come, first serve basis.
Beadwork Artist Raine Cloud will be showcasing her artwork.
Check back as more program information and times are added!
Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members
The festival will take place from 10am-2pm. Gibbs Farm will remain open until 4pm for regularly scheduled tours.