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On This Day in South Dakota History

By Brad Tennant

The History Press
Released: 2017-05-22
Paperback (128 pages)

On This Day in South Dakota History
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South Dakota is quietly nestled in the grasslands and Black Hills, but its history is far less hidden. One day at a time, author Brad Tennant presents intriguing, event-driven anecdotes of state history. On July 17, 1925, the state American Legion passed a resolution to initiate American Legion baseball. On April 29, 1930, Congress passed an act honoring the deceased chiefs of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the valiant men who made the supreme sacrifice in service in World War I. Celebrate an entire year of history in the Mount Rushmore State or enjoy it one day at a time.

Land of The Burnt Thigh: A Lively Story of Women Homesteaders On The South Dakota Frontier (Borealis Books)

By Edith E. Kohl

Brand: Minnesota Historical Society Press
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Land of The Burnt Thigh: A Lively Story of Women Homesteaders On The South Dakota Frontier (Borealis Books)
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This tale of two sisters courageously homesteading on the prairie in 1907 provides a lively portrait of frontier life.

"Interesting in its spirit and atmosphere, and it is told simply and well. . . This is an unusual record, well worth reading."—New York Times Book Review

"Mrs. Kohl has told this story of South Dakota with a simplicity, a directness, and an understanding of its quietly heroic element which make her book an appealing as well as a significant contribution to the latter-day history of the pioneers."-Saturday Review

A New South Dakota History Second Edition

By Herbert T. Hoover, Rex C. Myers, Betti C. VanEpps-Taylor, Lynwood E. Oyos, David A. Wolff, Arthur R. Huseboe & Michael J. Mullin

The Center for Western Studies
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A New South Dakota History Second Edition
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This volume describes the past in South Dakota from prehistory to the outset of the twenty-first century. Some chapters provide new interpretations for topics already evaluated in the historical literature while others present themes not previously addressed in any publications. Sixteen authors include men and women who have earned the greatest recognition for their cultural and historical studies of the northern Great Plains. Accordingly, at the time of publication, the aggregate of their contributions must be regarded as a definitive study.

History of South Dakota, 4th Edition, Revised

By Herbert S Schell

Brand: South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Paperback (443 pages)

History of South Dakota, 4th Edition, Revised
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Herbert S. Schell provides a picture of South Dakota's political, economic, social, and environmental history, identifying the local, regional, national, and global forces that shaped the fortieth state through World War II. John E. Miller picks up the story at the beginning of the Cold War and chronicles the rest of the twentieth century.

Prohibition in South Dakota: Astride the White Mule

By Chuck Cecil

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Released: 2016-09-12
Paperback (224 pages)

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South Dakota has always had an intermittent relationship with prohibition. Constantly changing legislation kept citizens, saloonkeepers, bootleggers and other scofflaws on tenterhooks, wondering what might come next. The scandalous indiscretions of the lethal Verne Miller and the contributions of "agents of change" like Senators Norbeck and Senn kept ne'er-do-wells on edge. In 1927, the double murder of prohibition officers near Redfield dominated headlines. From the Black Hills stills of Bert Miller to the Sioux Falls moonshine outfit buried under Lon Vaught's chicken house, uncork these oft-overlooked and tumultuous eighteen years in state history. In the first book of its kind, award-winning journalist Chuck Cecil delivers the boisterous details of an intoxicating era.

Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains

By Norman K. Risjord

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Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains
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The northern plains are often ignored by the rest of the nation or, if not, are mentioned in the context of the weather, Mount Rushmore, or the Black Hills. However, North Dakota and South Dakota have a colorful past—and present—deserving of greater recognition.

Norman K. Risjord relates the remarkable histories of these two states, from the geological formation of the Great Plains to economic changes in the twenty-first century. Risjord takes the reader on a journey through the centuries detailing the first human inhabitants of the northern plains, the Lewis and Clark expedition, homesteading and railroad building, the political influence of the Progressive movement, the building of Mount Rushmore, and Wounded Knee II. Included are stories of such noteworthy characters as French explorer Vérendrye, the Lakota leader Red Cloud, North Dakota political boss Alexander McKenzie, and South Dakota Democrat George S. McGovern.

Despite the shared topography and the rivers that course through both states, the diverse reactions of the two states to the challenges of the twentieth century provide opportunities for arresting comparisons. This captivating look at the Dakotas’ geography, ecology, politics, and culture is essential reading for Dakotans and those interested in the rich history of this important region.

Deadwood's Mount Moriah Cemetery (Images of America)

By Mike Runge

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2017-09-04
Paperback (128 pages)

Deadwood s Mount Moriah Cemetery (Images of America)
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Nestled on a mountainous plateau overlooking Deadwood's downtown core district is one of the premier historic cemeteries in Black Hills: Mount Moriah Cemetery. Established in 1878, this cemetery contains some of North America's most recognized Western legends, including James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary, Seth Bullock, John "Potato Creek Johnny" Perrett, and Henry Weston "Preacher" Smith. They represent a small portion of the more than 3,600 people buried in Mount Moriah whose memories have been carved, chiseled, and etched into the monuments within this cemetery. Deadwood's Mount Moriah Cemetery is a combination of historic and contemporary photographs chronicling the history of the cemetery and the stories of the individuals--both colorful and illustrious--who helped carve Deadwood into the annals of the American West.

Roadside History of South Dakota (Roadside History Series)

By Linda M. Hasselstrom

Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Released: 1994-05-01
Paperback (480 pages)

Roadside History of South Dakota (Roadside History Series)
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Reading Roadside History of South Dakota is like having a friend guide you through the state's rich past and wide-open spaces, from its homespun beginnings to its endurance as one of the nation's most rural states.

It Happened in South Dakota: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)

By Patrick Straub

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It Happened in South Dakota: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)
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A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Mount Rushmore State, It Happened in South Dakota describes everything from Lewis and Clark raising an American flag on the Missouri to the continuing creation of a monument to Crazy Horse.

South Dakota (From Sea to Shining Sea)

By Caryn Yacowitz

Children's Press(CT)
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South Dakota (From Sea to Shining Sea)
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Looks at the history, geography, government, places, and people of South Dakota, as well as general facts about the state.


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