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Museum Minute: Lakota American Motif Dress

Plains Indian Museum


Kate Fools Crow was Lakota and the wife of the renowned spiritual leader Frank Fools Crow. Kate made a dress sometime in the 1970s that had American themes. 

Hunter Old Elk, the Plains Indian Museum curatorial assistant, said there are beautiful American flag motifs all over the dress. But something else got Old Elk even more excited. 

“This dress has pockets,” he said. “For the few pieces of Plains clothing that you have, you rarely see women's dresses that depict these and anybody who's ever bought a piece of clothing expecting it to have pockets knows how excited I was when I saw this.” 

In addition to reporting daily on the happenings in Northwest Wyoming, Kamila is also the producer of the Kids Ask WhY Podcast and the History Unloaded Podcast.Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding areas with her two pups and husband.