Spirit of Peace Indian Museum

Dakota Cultural & Educational Center

Dakota Owned & Operated

Little Feather Interpretive Center

This Center has been around since 1988, when Chuck Derby decided a place was needed for the local Native American people to use and bought a run down, two room building, and renovated it. Through the years it has been used for ceremonies, funerals, celebrations, taco sales and many Native American meetings. For a few years in the 90's it was not being used for the purposes it was bought for and so Chuck decided to change the use of it to one of education. With his partner Gloria he began doing seminars, and talks both in the Center and at the clients own site. The Center soon grew in popularity and visitors came every summer from all over America and many places in Europe. In the past year we had people coming in from Australia, South America, Canada, Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands, Austria and Japan. Quite a United Nations of visitors who have become friends.

The slogan of the Center is 'Where you're only a stranger once!'

Chuck & Noah Grassrope
Summer 1998
Chuck with Tammy DeGruche
the artist, summer 1999
Chuck & Gloria
Fall 2003



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