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Akta Lakota Museum And Cultural Center

1301 North Main Street

Constructed in 1968, the building currently home to the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center once served as the school on St. Joseph's campus. Roughly 10 years after its construction, students shifted from dormitories to family living units.

This change prompted St. Joseph's administrators to reduce class sizes. This change better met the students' individual needs. As a result, a dormitory was converted into classroom space. In 1989, renovations were completed and students began a new era of education

Soon after classes began in the new school building, transformation began on the 14,180 square foot structure which would house the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center. Designed by Brother Bonaventure and Father Lind in the 1960's, the building's circular shape offered a unique site to display the history of the Lakota people. The distinctive design was also very stable. The design was supported by beams allowing for adjustment to the shifting ground


Penny Wiersma

Friday, June 15, 2018
This is an amazing gem of a museum. Full of interactive exhibits and information kiosks. It is a place of pride and the wish to share a very special culture. Lakota Sioux Indian culture. Don't miss this.

Ă€nnie Griffith

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Very nice small museum. Well displayed. Interesting exhibits ! Pottery display was gorgeous. Very clean facility. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

Geo Mora

Thursday, June 7, 2018
We enjoyed this museum. It is familiar and very educative place. We could learn more about of American Indian.

Carlo Emanuele Barbi

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Nice museum with interesting backgrounds on the indian culture. Staff is very nice and friendly. It's not a must, but it is very informative.

Lisa Mann

Monday, June 4, 2018
The historical material there is impressive, and shows the depth of ingenuity of the Lakota people. However, the modern art display they are currently installing, expressing the horrors of the Wounded Knee massacre, leaves the deepest impression of all.

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