Avera Health is honoring South Dakota’s Native American history all month long.
Poems, songs and visual arts are on display at the Prairie Center at Avera’s main Sioux Falls campus.
The display was designed for people of all ages. The artwork tells the painful story of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee.
“This is a critical event in the history of the tribes in our state, of our state itself and of the United States,” CAIRNS Director Craig Howe said.
“It’s important to continue that overall goal to help our cultures and our races reconcile our historical difference and to the extent that this exhibit can help in that process, we’d be very excited to see that happen,” Avera Health Director of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante said.
This is the third year Avera has partnered with the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies.