The Keya Foundation recently received a grant from Running Strong to produce books on Cheyenne River. The Foundation helped coordinate and find an elder to share a story with a group of children, who them illustrated the story for the book.
Eagle Butte resident and elder Cheryl Red Bear (Wacha Ska Win/White Flower Woman) shared the traditional Lakota story of the morning star and how it is represented on modern star quilts. The book was illustrated by Cheyenne River Youth Project art interns, which includes students from various schools through CRST.
The price for each book is $10.00 and are available for purchase at The Keya Foundation gift shop, which is located in the Missouri Breaks building in Eagle Butte. Online orders can also be placed at keyafoundation.org.