Today’s guest blogger: Dixie

Dixie, the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center Director at St. Joseph's Indian School.
Dixie, the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center Director at St. Joseph's Indian School.

Hello, my name is Dixie. I am the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center Director here at St. Joseph’s Indian School.

Are you planning your summer vacation?  Take in one of South Dakota’s best kept secrets and visit the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center . . . more than just a traditional museum, the Akta Lakota Museum provides visitors with a living lesson on the Native American way of life – both past and present.

Each year, over 25,000 guests take time to visit the our on-site museum! In addition to folks from countries throughout the world, every state in the union has been represented by visitors to the museum. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to view one of the most fascinating highlights of the Chamberlain area!

With over 14,000 square feet of display space, a culturally aware layout, color-coded time lines and a gift shop boasting Native American-made items, there is truly something for everyone at the Akta Lakota Museum!

From the minute you arrive on St. Joseph’s Indian School’s beautiful campus, you know you are in for a treat. So, whether you’re out with the family, in town with a large group or passing through by yourself, you won’t want to pass up an opportunity to visit. Hop to see you here! Check out our website  for driving directions to the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center!

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center.
Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center.

The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center is located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main Street, in Chamberlain, South Dakota.  The museum’s current hours are 8-6 Monday – Saturday and 9-5 Sunday.  For more information call 800-798-3452 or visit

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “Today’s guest blogger: Dixie”

  1. Sounds very nice. Will have to make it someday. Though the weather in your area appears to be somewhat unpredictable, I’m sure it’s a piece of God’s Country out the saying goes.May the Lord watch after all of you and protect you from harm as you go about the business of your lives.

    1. Yes, this is a piece of “God’s Country” — the wide open plains, I hope you do have an opportunity to visit some day. As for weather, we have had some very unpredictable weather lately. Our area received record amounts of rain this spring and our community is currently dealing with some controlled flooding issues from the Missouri River but now that summer has arrived we are looking forward to warmer, drier days.

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