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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Lakota Artist Teaches Life Lessons in Play Time


November 17, 2021

North Elementary School students again had the opportunity to have fun and learn life lessons the Lakota way recently when traditional Sicangu Lakota artist Steve Tamayo was a guest at the school.

He presented games that showed traditional play time coupled with life lessons. If you make a mistake, you pay the price. In a game, that might mean surrendering one of the game pieces. The games also explained Lakota legends about nature and how animals came to be as we see them today.

Steve Tamayo is a member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe and he reaches out to numerous students across the state to...

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