Lakota Youth Visit the Dallin Museum For Second Year

This summer, the Dallin Museum once again had the pleasure of hosting a group of Lakota youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The visit was part of an eight-day, fun-filled trip to the Boston area organized by the Medford, Massachusetts-based Lakota YouthStay program.

The children, ages ten to fifteen, enjoyed learning about Cyrus Dallin’s early years in Utah Territory and how his special bond with Ute families inspired him to sculpt and advocate for Indigenous peoples. “It was nice seeing sculptures of other Native people,” reflected Cole Waters after touring the galleries. “It [his lifestyle] was similar to our lifestyle,” observed Deshawneigh Iron Cloud, referring to Dallin’s love for archery and riding ponies.

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