Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Bowmaking

Traditional Lakota Bowmaking

Traditional Lakota Bowmaking

Tipi Stays - Archers join us for

authentic traditional bow making camps in the fall!


Your instructor, Joseph Marshall III is a practitioner of primitive Lakota archery, having learned from his maternal grandfather the art of hand crafting bows and arrows, and is a specialist in wilderness survival. He is a Board Member for Lakota Youth Development.


He was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) tribe. Because he was raised in a traditional Lakota household by his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota. In that environment he also learned the ancient tradition of oral storytelling.

Marshall taught at high school and college levels and developed native studies curriculum. For several years he worked for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Now he writes full time; he has published nine nonfiction works, three novels, a collection of short stories and essays, and has written several screenplays. Many of his books are published in foreign countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Korea, China, Japan, Romania, Brazil, Spain, and Israel. He has won several awards for his books, both for text and audio versions.

Marshall has appeared in television documentaries and served as technical advisor for movies. He was a technical advisor and narrator for the Turner Network Television's (TNT) and Dreamwork's Television six-part mini-series Into the West, as well as playing the on-screen role of Loved by the Buffalo, a Lakota medicine man.

2020 Dates will be announced soon!


includes lodging, meals and materials

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Tipi Stays is a Cultural Tourism social enterprise of Lakota Youth Development, a 501(c)3 Native non-profit organization.

Your tourism patronage helps support important youth programs.

Contributions to Lakota Youth Development

are deductible as allowable by IRS law.

Learn more about us at

Tipi Stays

c/o Lakota Youth Development

Mail: PO Box 277


Rosebud Reservation

30122  352nd Ave

Herrick, SD 57538-0277


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