SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A traveling exhibit that pairs Native American art with passages of a story narrating the emergence of the Lakota people is now on display in South Dakota.

The exhibit, titled "Lakota Emergence," presents the traditional belief that ancestors of the Lakota people emerged through what is now known as Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota. It divides the story into 16 passages, pairing each chapter with an art piece created by a Lakota artist.

Craig Howe, executive director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, says the exhibit was created to help promote Lakota beliefs and battle racism.

The Lakota are one of three divisions of Native Americans the French referred to as Sioux. The division involves seven tribal nations in the northern Great Plains.

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