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South Dakota celebrates Native American Day

South Dakota celebrated its 15th annual Native American Day on Monday to recognize the state's Native people.

In Sioux Falls, the day was marked by a pow-wow that drew an estimated 850. Tribal members said they were proud to celebrate their heritage and share their culture with others.

At the Crazy Horse Memorial, speakers called for reconciliation between Natives and non-Natives. Students learned more about Native culture and Marjorie High Horse, a teacher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, was given a $1,000 award for Teacher of the Year.

Native American Day was established in 1989 to replace Columbus Day.

Get the Story:
A colorful celebration of culture, tradition (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/12)
" Speakers emphasize reconciliation (The Rapid City Journal 10/12)