A Lakota legend that tells the story of the creation of the Black Hills is interpreted in the Great Race exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.
According to legend, the Black Hills were created inadvertently during a race between the "two-leggeds" and the "four-leggeds." The exhibit divides a narrative of the legend written in 1976 into four parts and interprets each section using four forms of art -- poetry, music, two-dimensional art and three-dimensional art.
The exhibit was created by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies in Martin in partnership with the Journey Museum and Learning Center and the Rapid City Area Schools’ Office of Indian Education. Several receptions have been scheduled with various organizations that serve Native Americans as part of the exhibit.
The exhibit will be displayed through April 15 and again from May 16 through June 25.
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