Hello Family and Friends: We are preparing for our summer rush of visitors and for us it goes by really fast! So be prepared to be wowed by the great inventory and awesome sales help and of course the beauty that is South Dakota.
Fine Art Gallery: Ledger Art by Joe Pulliam
"Lakota Warrior" is a new original watercolor painting on 1891 ledger paper by Oglala Lakota artist Joe Pulliam of Pine Ridge, SD. We have been representing Joe's work since 2008 and in that time have seen how his artwork and career as an artist has grown. A major honor and accomplishment for him is that one of his ledger images was recently used for the cover of the Smithsonian's Spring 2016 publication of the National Museum of the American Indian magazine. The museum is hosting an exhibit of Plains Indian ledger art featuring Joe's ledger art along with others from our area.
We are proud to represent his amazing talent here at Prairie Edge.
More images of currently available paintings can be emailed upon request.
Native American Gallery: The Horse Dance Stick
When a Lakota warrior lost a horse in battle, he would create a memorial in his horse’s honor. Using a tree branch, the warrior would carve the branch into the likeness of the horse he lost. He would then take some of the mane and tail hair and tie it onto the stick and paint the stick as he painted his horse using the colors and images representing the warrior’s medicine or power. When there was a pow-wow, the warrior would hold the horse stick in his hand while he danced.
Lakota artist Jim Little Wounded of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe creates horse dance sticks in the traditional way. Drawing upon oral tradition and history, he hand carves each stick and decorates it with horse hair, paint and imbues each with its own story.
Please check out our selection of horse dance sticks on our website.
Prairie Edge Trading: Giclee Prints
New to our gift store are these whimsical pieces of art and this is what their creator had to say about her work,
"Ever since I can remember I, like so many other people, have been in love with animals. As a child growing up in the English countryside my brothers and I made up endless stories about our pets and their odd little adventures. I remember many happy hours spent out in nature, sitting in the garden or wondering through Mr. Barker’s fields and endless summer afternoons learning to paint with a small oil set and a motley assortment of brushes.
Now that I am (mostly) a real live grownup and thankfully have managed to marry a very fine fellow who puts up with a whole menagerie of animals (including our children), I have the wonderful opportunity to spend my days painting.
My heartfelt wish is that I can create art that will make people smile and remember the wonderful kinship we share with our animal friends."
New this spring at Prairie Edge! Call for more information and pricing for all 24 available hand embellished giclee’ prints.
Book & Music Store: New Pow Wow Music
We are happily settled into our new location on the ground floor. This provides us an opportunity to recommend books and music to go along with the Native American Gallery.
New powwow music from perennial favorites Midnite Express and Northern Cree along with a debut recording from Show Time “Live From Big Sky”.
Show Time hails from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota. Show Time encompasses a variety of inherited singing knowledge and history. Founded on respect and spiritual teachings, Show Time wishes to offer an empowering energy through their powwow music to all the relatives.
Sioux Trading Post: Status of Botanicals
Nancy and the crew are wildly working to keep up with all the business, Pow Wow season kicked off with a bang and we are freight training towards ceremony season. We are still stocked with South Dakota sage and sweetgrass and it looks like these two may hold out until this years harvest, we are completely out of sweet leaf and hopefully we will have a good harvest this year, we will keep you folks updated on the status of botanicals.
Nancy and Frank will be set up on June 9, 2016 from 9am - 2pm. If you are attending this historic event and need us to bring you something please feel free to call Nancy at 800-456-3394 or e-mail her at Nancy@siouxtrading.com, Frank is also available at 800-541-2388 or e-mail him at Frank@prairieedge.com. We have room in the van and would be happy to help in whatever way we can.
If you would like us to process an order for your school or organization for delivery, please order with us 2 weeks prior to our visit in your community. Fax your Purchase Order to 605-348-9624 or 605-341-6415 and orders can be placed on-line at www.prairieedge.com or www.siouxtrading.com but we still need you to e-mail or fax your Purchase Order.
Take care Family & Friends and safe travels to everyone this summer, see you soon :)