Wičhóoyake kiη aglí—They Bring the Stories Back:

Connecting Lakota Wild West Performers to Pine Ridge Community Histories

Arthur Amiotte, One Cow (1999)

KILI Radio show with Emily Voelker and Emily Burns


Wičhóoyake kiη aglí—They Bring the Stories Back: Connecting Lakota Wild West Performers to Pine Ridge Community Histories. KILI Radio show with Emily Voelker and Emily Burns, September 7, 2023.

The project has been awarded a two-year NHPRC-Mellon planning grant in the inaugural cohort of the Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History category. It invites wider community conversations about the importance of Lakota performance, the circulation of Lakota arts and culture, and the legacy of these Wild West show travels today.

Did any of your ancestors perform with a Wild West show? Do you have any stories, photos, documents or other keepsakes handed down in your family that you would like to have digitized to be part of a new online archive created by the community? Contact project Co-Director Valerie Janis, Archivist, Woksape Tipi Library & Archives, Oglala Lakota College. 605-455-6065. vjanis@olc.edu


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