Young Lakota patron in the early days of the museum.
Welcome to the Museum's Virtual Exhibits Page. Each virtual exhibit is designed to provide information on some aspect of Lakota culture as it relates to materials in the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum. This will allow the public to have a greater appreciation for Lakota Culture and for the important work of Fr. Eugene Buechel, S.J.
Lakota Woskate - Games of the Lakota: This is our first exhibit and contains materials not only from the Buechel collection but also digital images "on loan" from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Lakota Waniyetu Yawapi - Lakota Winter Counts This exhibit of Lakota Wintercounts collected by Fr. Buechel and held by both the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum and Marquette University Archives is currently under contructions. Christina Burke, Linea Sundstrom and Raymond Bucko, S.J. are the curators for this exhibit.
Lakota Bows and Arrows : This exhibit highlights the cultural and technical traditions surrounding the use of the bow and arrow in Lakota history. Our curator is Dr. Kay Koppedrayer of Wifrid Laurier University, an archery historian, and her husband Jaap Koppedrayer, a bow-maker who runs the archery company YUMI.
Wanbli Sapa - Fr. Eugene Buechel, S.J.: This exhibit is part of a larger commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Fr. Buechel's death on October 27, 1954. We provide an essay on Fr. Buechel's museum collection, a visual biography of Fr. Buechel and a sound clip of Fr. Buechel speaking Lakota at a Catholic Congress.
The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum: Look here for a future exhibit on the history of the museum building itself. Meanwhile we have posted in PDF format a copy of the 1973 Museum Catalogue.