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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee

The true story of a Lakota child who survived the Wounded Knee massacre, only to be adopted as a "living curio" by a prominent white couple. What follows is another tragedy - a life of racism, abuse, poverty, and heartbreak.

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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee
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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee
People of the Bison
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People of the Bison
Lakota Horse Symbols
Dakota Life
Lakota Horse Symbols
Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fir
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Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fir
Stories of the Horse
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Stories of the Horse
Live and Remember
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Live and Remember
A Dark Day - Massacre at Wounded Knee
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A Dark Day - Massacre at Wounded Knee
Image of Native Americans and Stereotypes | Lesson
The Warrior Tradition
Image of Native Americans and Stereotypes | Lesson
Lakota Horse Song
Dakota Life
Lakota Horse Song
Zitkála-Šá: Trailblazing American Indian Composer
American Masters
Zitkála-Šá: Trailblazing American Indian Composer
Extended Interview: Alfred Red Cloud
History Detectives
Extended Interview: Alfred Red Cloud
The First American Indian Doctor
American Masters
The First American Indian Doctor
Landscapes of South Dakota: Black Elk
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Landscapes of South Dakota: Black Elk
Landscapes of South Dakota: Red Cloud
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Landscapes of South Dakota: Red Cloud
Landscapes of South Dakota: Crazy Horse
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Landscapes of South Dakota: Crazy Horse
Dakota Life - Native Gardens
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Dakota Life - Native Gardens
Savor Dakota: Indian Tacos -Vermillion
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Savor Dakota: Indian Tacos -Vermillion
Points of Pride: Lone Star Quilts
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Points of Pride: Lone Star Quilts
Dakota Life: Hermis Tall, Relay Rider
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Dakota Life: Hermis Tall, Relay Rider
Dakota Life: Lakota Artist Roots
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Dakota Life: Lakota Artist Roots
Wicoti Tiwahe - Family Camp
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Wicoti Tiwahe - Family Camp
The Giveaway: Conversations with Billy Mills
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The Giveaway: Conversations with Billy Mills
Women's Fancy Shawl Dance
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Women's Fancy Shawl Dance
Landscapes of South Dakota: Oscar Howe
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Landscapes of South Dakota: Oscar Howe
Bryan Akipa Performs at Lighting of "Dignity of Ea
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Bryan Akipa Performs at Lighting of "Dignity of Ea
Dakota Life: Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee
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Dakota Life: Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee
Savor Dakota: Honey Lodge
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Savor Dakota: Honey Lodge
Edible Landscapes
Savor Dakota
Edible Landscapes
A School's Spirit: St. Mary's Boarding School
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A School's Spirit: St. Mary's Boarding School
Men's Traditional
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Men's Traditional
Nellie Two Bulls
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Nellie Two Bulls
Dakota Life: Sioux Messengers (Code Talker)
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Dakota Life: Sioux Messengers (Code Talker)
Lakota Star Knowledge documentary excerpt
Marc Linn
Lakota Star Knowledge documentary excerpt
Sec. Haaland on the value of Native American representation
PBS NewsHour
Sec. Haaland on the value of Native American representation
Should Native Americans control national parks?
PBS NewsHour
Should Native Americans control national parks?
Why Native Americans are excited about the future
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Why Native Americans are excited about the future
Did Europeans Enslave Native Americans?
Origin of Everything
Did Europeans Enslave Native Americans?
The First Native American to Win the Pulitzer
American Masters
The First Native American to Win the Pulitzer
The Warrior Tradition
The Warrior Tradition
The Warrior Tradition
The Image of Native Americans
The Warrior Tradition
The Image of Native Americans
Native American Women in the Military | Lesson Plan Segment
The Warrior Tradition
Native American Women in the Military | Lesson Plan Segment
Image of Native Americans and Stereotypes | Lesson Plan
The Warrior Tradition
Image of Native Americans and Stereotypes | Lesson Plan
Exploring The West
The West
Exploring The West
"Civilization" and Native Americans
American Experience
"Civilization" and Native Americans
The Relocation of Native Americans
American Experience
The Relocation of Native Americans
The US Government's Education of Native American Children
American Experience
The US Government's Education of Native American Children
Windigo: The Flesh-Eating Monster of Native American Legend
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Windigo: The Flesh-Eating Monster of Native American Legend
President Jackson and the Indian Removal Bill
American Experience
President Jackson and the Indian Removal Bill
The federal government and "the Indian problem"
Faces of America
The federal government and "the Indian problem"
Relationships between Europeans and American Indians
Faces of America
Relationships between Europeans and American Indians
Indigenous survivor shares boarding school abuse experience
PBS NewsHour
Indigenous survivor shares boarding school abuse experience

Winter Count

Winter Count

A winter count is a pictographic record of historical/memorable events for a tiospaye (community). The site incudes lesson plans, videos, background information, and interviews.  

Nellie Two Bulls

It is impossible to know how many lives Nellie Two Bulls has influenced. She was referred to as "Grandma Nellie" by thousands. (Archival Video)


Welcome to SDPB’s Native American Studies section. We provide a rich array of educational content from Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires to documentaries like Lost Bird of Wounded Knee. On this site, you will find engaging educational resources. Thank you for visiting SDPB and have a great day!

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Music Matters: Dallas Chief Eagle

Dallas Chief Eagle (Rosebud Lakota) is a K-12 art teacher with a Master’s degree in guidance counseling and personal services. A recognized hoop dancer, Chief Eagle presents and teaches stories, dances, and songs that help people from all cultures navigate difficulties and face fears.

South Dakota History Series 

People of the Bison 

On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called People of the Bison. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more. 

A Dark Day - The Wounded Knee Massacre 

On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called A Dark Day. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.

Lakota Star Knowledge - Dr. Craig Howe

Craig Howe is the Director of the CAIRNS

Creation Of Moon Phases

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Craig Howe is the Director of the CAIRNS

North Star Romance

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Fallen Stars and Devil's Tower

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Milky Way Spirit Path

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The Forest, The Treaty, And The Precedent For Returning Seized Land - Dr. Craig Howe 

Craig Howe is the Director of the CAIRNS

The Forest, The Treaty, And The Precedent For Returning Seized Land

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Three Stones: An Arikara Legend

Three seemingly ordinary stones sit on a hill above some cabins at the Oahe Sunset Lodge on Lake Pocasse, just west of Pollock, South Dakota.

Traditional Food

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Traditional Native Foods - Healthy Cooking

Traditional Native foods are the key ingredient in the Sioux Chef's healthy cooking.

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Savor Dakota: Honey Lodge

What began as 3 hives have turned into 50 and the Honey Lodge program on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has become a place where youth learn about the land, the importance of pollinators, and how to engage their entrepreneurial spirit.