South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center brings history
alive through exhibits, educational programming and research
services. You'll experience everything from early American Indian
cultures to the arrival of white settlers, river boats and
railroads. Walk through a sod house and hear stories told by a
pioneer woman, see a Lakota teepee up close and witness the workings of a
replica gold mining operation.
Of particular importance is the museum's collection of
1,339 Native American objects. The collection, which focuses on the Sioux
Indians, is noteworthy for both its quality and its documentation.
Of Special Interest
A peace medal distributed by
Lewis and Clark during their expedition has been donated to the Heritage
Center and is on display. The medal is dated 1801.
Jefferson Peace Medals