Midwest Living Review
Located in downtown Rapid City, this upscale 25,000-square-foot retail store is the place to purchase a memorable keepsake, if you're looking for something more authentic than the average inventories at most Black Hills' touristy gift outlets.
With top-quality beaded cradleboards, tribal regalia, drums and 7-foot paper-casted sculptures of powwows or bison hunts, Prairie Edge could easily pass for a Lakota art museum. This tasteful, two-story shop is full of all things Native American, including glassware, pottery, clothing and much more. The second floor holds a fine art gallery, a colorful Italian bead library with thousands of choices, and the largest collection of Lakota books and music in the country.
This wide-ranging merchandise takes in everything from vibrant wool blankets and buttery bison leather goods to more unusual items like badger claws, animal hides and bison tallow lotion that smells much better than it sounds. Take note: Many of these items are true works of art and priced accordingly. Don't be surprised to find ceremonial shirts costing near $6,000 or dolls with price tags of $1,300 and up.