The exhibit “Oyate Tawicohan: The Ways of the People” is the first section of the larger exhibit “The South Dakota Experience”. The gallery has a center aisle, with dioramas of a buffalo (with its significance to the Lakota), and a tipi that visitors can walk through—school groups often sit in there to learn more.
Upon entering the exhibit, visitors learn about what historians know about the movement of Plains peoples, and also learn what the Lakota have to say about how they came to be in the land currently occupied by South Dakota. The origin story is spoken by a native speaker in Lakota, and in English

Photos courtesy of Chad Coppess/South Dakota Tourism