After years of planning and nine busy months of research, interviews and curating, we’ve officially dedicated the History Wall in the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center.

A permanent exhibition of documents, photographs and other materials that tell the history of the four bands of Lakota who comprise the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the History Wall is now available for public viewing.

“We welcome our local youth, members of our community and visitors who would like to learn more about what it means to be Lakota,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “When we designed Cokata Wiconi, we wanted to build a place that would represent past, present and future, and the History Wall is a critical component of that vision. I hope the community embraces it, and that it will continue to evolve.”