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We are getting ready for #SmallBusinessSaturday and this is just a small sampling of the items that are available this holiday season :)
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Our Prairie Edge van went to Eagle Butte, SD for a book mobile event. Nancy was kind enough to share images along the way :) Have a great day Family and Friends...
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2016-08-25
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Happy Hump Day Family and Friends. The smoke from the fires (in California) made this beautiful photo op for the #777BisonRanch  . Have a great day, be safe and be kind to each other :)
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Good Morning #RapidCity  , the #BlackHills  and the rest of the World! It's our #MondayMorning   #Book   #Review  by Donovin Sprague, enjoy!

The Rapid City Indian School, 1898-1933
by Scott Riney

The Rapid City Indian School was one of twenty-eight off-reservation boarding schools built and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to prepare American Indian children for assimilation into white society. Northern Plains Indian children who attended included Lakota-Dakota-Nakota, Northern Cheyenne, Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow, and Flathead. From my research I will add Ute to this list.

The author used archival materials and oral histories to provide a view of daily life at the school as seen by students, parents, and school employees. This research is valuable but the author never visited the school or talked with families – it was an academic research project.

Locally, the school was located where the present Sioux San Hospital grounds stand. When it closed in 1933 tuberculosis was affecting many of the native people and a few months after it closed it evolved to the hospital and employed many people who were involved or employed at the former school. By this time period many boarding schools would move even closer to the reservations to become day schools, boarding schools, or students could attend tribal or public schools.

I had the opportunity to interview students who attended the school and have not found anyone lately who attended since they would have to be at least 93 years of age today since enrollment started at third grade. Many Lakota families have stories of family who attended the school. At the school, water came from Cleghorn Canyon and they had gardens, livestock, and a storage root cellar which is still visible today. The brick building facing West Junior High was once the only fire station on the entire west side of Rapid City, much of which was school property with little population and a dirt road. Existing buildings are historic but several burned. School officials said the most important event in school history was when President Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace visited.

http://prairieedge.com/the-rapid-city-indian-school-1898-1933/
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Open House, Saturday May 7th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. We are giving away 10 $100.00 gift cards, an #AmericanDakotaRug  , entertainment, #artists   and #crafts   people, #Fun  and #Food  so don't miss out on a day at #PrairieEdge  , see you there!
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#PrairieEdge  is a proud supporter of #LocallyHandMade  works of art, stop is to view our newest selections. Have a great day Family and Friends :) #SupportLocal   #SupportSmallBusiness  
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We just got these lovelies in, Prairie Edge is proud to be part of the #FairTrade  world wide effort. These pots are from Nicaragua and are hand thrown and hand etched and are for sale at amazing prices :) #PrairieEdge   #Art   #homedecor  
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We talked about #Change  and then we did it :) Before, when you would step off the elevator the cd's were to the right and the counter was to the left, now it's #StickFurniture  on the mezzanine and cd's are in their new home on the main floor.
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2016-03-01
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Denver March Pow Wow

Sorry folks, we are not going to be at this year's Denver March Pow Wow, we have too much on our plate and not enough time to accomplish all of it :( We still wish everyone safe travels to the Denver March Pow Wow and Waci Waci everyone!

If you need something from us we are still available on-line at http://www.siouxtrading.com or call us toll free at 800-456-3394.
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