Can I Visit the Reservations? – Plains Rewind
In case you missed my July 19 post, click here for a list of reservation sites you can visit in the northern Plains. This video gives a glimpse of what you can expect from the Montana landscape.
I also promised to provide a list of off-reservation sites that relate to Plains Indian history and culture. Although the following sites are off-reservation, many of them are in close proximity to the 26 Plains reservations where NRC works.
|Fort Smith National Historic Site||History on Trail of Tears and eyewitness account of the forced removal of Cherokee from their homeland. Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians were also forced from the Southeast to Oklahoma||AR – Fort Smith||Cherokee and others mentioned|
|Payne Family Native American Center||Located on the University of MT campus, this center affords reliable support to Native students while sustaining their heritage and providing a “home” away from home where education meets heritage. Environmental sustainability award winner too||MT – Missoula||Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree, Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Crow, GrosVentre& Assiniboine of Fort Belknap, Assiniboine & Sioux of Fort Peck, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa, and Northern Cheyenne|
|Crazy Horse Museum||Museum, Native American cultural center, films, and more||SD – Custer||Lakota / Sioux|
|Mount Rushmore||Carved in the rocks at Harney Peak, part of the route that Lakota leader Black Elk took in a spiritual journey. Still controversial because the US seized the area after granting it to the Lakota under the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie||SD – Keystone||Sioux|
|Journey Museum||Features Sioux Indian Museum and Lakota storyteller on tales and traditions of Lakota culture||SD – Rapid City||Sioux|
|Bear Butte State Park||Artifacts dating back 10,000 years. Visited by Red Cross, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull. Still controversial, and sacred to Cheyenne and Lakota for spiritual ties||SD – Sturgis||Lakota tribes|
|Wounded Knee Museum||Exhibits, photographs, and film tell the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre in-depth||SD – Wall||Oglala Sioux|