Red Cloud Heritage Center, Pine Ridge

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Gift & Specialty Shop
The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School opened as a cultural center in 1982. It offers to the public - local, national, and international - an outstanding collection of Native American fine arts and Lakota tribal arts, located on the main campus of Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

One of the early successful cultural centers located on an Indian reservation, The Heritage Center's fine arts collection includes over two thousand paintings, drawings, and sculptures representing a large number of different Native American tribal traditions. Its tribal arts collection concentrates on traditional Lakota arts and history.

The Heritage Center serves as an extremely valuable cultural resource not only for the students of Red Cloud Indian School but for students of the other reservation schools and for all the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Please visit The Heritage Center's online store to browse our selection of locally made Lakota tribal arts and fine arts, both contemporary and traditional and all one-of-a-kind:

Red Cloud Indian School is an equal opportunity provider and employer
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  • The Heritage Center is such a rich deposit of Lakota culture and art! I was thoroughly impressed! The young woman who was working there was very knowledgable and friendly! It was an incredible...  more »
  • The art in the Heritage Center was incredibly beautiful and told the story of bravery, courage and survival without words. We were very taken by this section of the center. The gift shop sells many...  more »
  • Great place to visit and see the history of the Jesuit ministry on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Red Cloud's efforts to advocate for his people, as well as how it has changed over the years and become a prestigious center for learning.
  • Saw an amazing art show from native Lakota artists, beautiful grounds too.

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