Along The Way
Chamberlain - Oacoma
As a community along the trail... beginning with Dignity, you will see a variety of artistic and cultural opportunities in Chamberlain and Oacoma. This includes some of the oldest sculptures (relocated to parks on Main Street) dating back to American Island which disappeared from sight with construction of the Ft. Randall Dam in the early 1950s. What is considered art to one person, may be a lost structure to another. Come see, then decide! (Dignity photo credit South Dakota Magazine)
Atka Lakota1301 N Main Street
Akta Lakota mean “to honor the people.”
The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center, an educational outreach of St. Joseph’s Indian School is committed to promoting the knowledge and understanding of the Northern Plains Indian Culture past, present and future, through the preservation of historical artifacts and contemporary works of art.
The museum’s collection features art, artifacts and educational displays that depict the proud heritage of the Lakota people. The museum also houses a Collector’s Gallery, which gives local artists a place to display and sell their work.
Dakota Plains Gallery209 North Main Street, Chamberlain
The Dakota Plains Gallery provides a critical outlet for tribal artists and provides a venue for artists to showcase and market their work. Dakota Plains Gallery also features artists who provide gallery talks, cultural classes, storytelling and author signings.
The Dakota Indian Foundation opened the Dakota Plains Gallery and Gift store to support Dakota and Lakota artisans throughout South Dakota. In addition to purchasing artwork, the Gallery serves as an outlet for artisans to “tell their story” through their art.
South Dakota Hall of Fame1480 South Main Street
The people of our state are as diverse as the landscape. It is the people of South Dakota, past, present and future, who are remembered and recognized by the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Individuals from all walks of life who have contributed in Agriculture, Arts & Entertainment, General, Historical, Professional & Sports.
The South Dakota Hall of Fame was established in 1974 to recognize and honor those individuals Championing a Culture of Excellence for all of South Dakota.
Inductees include Oscar Howe, Laura Ingalls Wilder along with sculptors Alfred Ziegler and Norm Fuegen.