WELCOME TO THE AKTA LAKOTA
SIOUX MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
Located in the heart of Sioux country on the banks of
the Missouri River is one of the most culturally rich places to visit in
the Midwest. The Akta Lakota Museum at St. Joseph's Indian School ("Akta
Lakota" means "to honor the people") is an educational
outreach of the school that strives to preserve and promote Sioux culture.
The Akta Lakota Museum is a tribute to the Sioux nation
that offers visitors a rare and fascinating glimpse into the Lakota
culture. Since the museum’s opening in 1991, thousands of people
worldwide have been captivated by the unparalleled style, scale, and
richness of the facility and its displays of Lakota life, both past and
present. Visitors are taken on a visual journey through the proud heritage
of the Sioux and into the excitement of contemporary Sioux art.
This quality Native American experience stems from the
Akta Lakota Museum being the only Native American cultural center of its
kind. St. Joseph’s Indian School has acquired this rare collection of
art and artifacts through gifts received from alumni and friends since the
school opened its doors in 1927.