KMart’s side wall hosts a portrait of Sitting Bull (c.1831-1890), a Hunkpapa Lakota Chief who led the Sioux tribes’ resistance to protect their tribal lands. The sacred Black Hills of South Dakota were Sioux land with the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, but when gold was discovered in 1874, Native tribes were forced to move by the U.S. government. Today, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture calls on “all individuals and organizations to open public events and gatherings with acknowledgment of the traditional Native inhabitants of the land.” In a state that is home to seven Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) reservations and four Dakota (Sioux) communities, we need to ask: How would our perception of history change if we talked about indigenous stories independent of European colonization of the Americas?