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Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ

This exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art discusses how the horse has shaped the cultural history and spiritual belief system of the Dakota, Nakota and Lakota people, collectively known as the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires). Organized by the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Keith BraveHeart and featured artists, it features paintings, textiles, film and beadwork by contemporary American Indian artists. Twin Cities galleries All My Relations and Two Rivers Gallery also have exhibitions focused on “Horse Nation.” (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. & Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. through Feb. 3. Free. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. new.artsmia.org or 888-642-2787.)

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