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South Dakota History



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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.

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.

Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains

By Norman K. Risjord

Brand: University of Nebraska Press
Paperback (288 pages)

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.

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.

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.

South Dakota Wine: A Fruitful History (American Palate)

By Denise DePaolo

The History Press
Released: 2017-08-07
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South Dakota Wine: A Fruitful History (American Palate)
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A young commercial wine industry notwithstanding, winemaking traditions run deep in the Mount Rushmore State. Sodbusting pioneers like Anna Pesä and Jon Vojta defied South Dakota's harsh terrain and paved the way for Prairie Berry Winery. University biologists, including Dr. Ronald Peterson, cultivated the unique grapes needed for the climate, like the Valiant, Marquette, Brianna and Frontenac grapes. Despite subzero winters and torrid summers, strawberries, buffaloberries and rhubarb have grown on both sides of the Missouri River. Since the 1996 Farm Winery Bill passed, the state welcomed thirty vintners, including Strawbale Winery, Wilde Prairie Winery and Belle Joli' Winery. Denise DePaolo and Kara Sweet explore the heritage behind winemaking from the harvests of the prairie.

South Dakota History Projects - 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments and More for Kids to Do to Learn About Your State! (1) (South Dakota Experience)

By Carole Marsh

Gallopade
Released: 2003-05-01
Hardcover (32 pages)

South Dakota History Projects - 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments and More for Kids to Do to Learn About Your State! (1) (South Dakota Experience)
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This unique book combines state-specific facts and 30 fun-to-do hands-on projects. The History Project Book includes creating a cartoon panel to describe how your state name may have come about, creating a fort replica, making a state history museum, dressing up as a famous explorer and recreating the main discovery, and more! Kids will have a blast and build essential knowledge skills including research, reading, writing, science and math. Great for students in K-8 grades and for displaying in the classroom, library or home.

Black Hills Family Fun Guide: Explore South Dakota's Badlands, Devils Tower & Black Hills

By Kindra Gordon

Adventure Publications
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Black Hills Family Fun Guide: Explore South Dakota s Badlands, Devils Tower & Black Hills
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Discover the Faces and Places of South Dakota

The Black Hills Family Fun Guide is your key to the perfect family getaway. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, this full-color guidebook leads you on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer. From hiking and horseback riding to museums and theaters, author Kindra Gordon’s tips and trivia help you to make the most out of every experience. The easy-to-read guide features more than 150 family-friendly attractions and is arranged by such themes as Dinosaurs Galore, Meaningful Museums, and Puttin’ on a Show. Neat-to-know facts introduce the people, places, and history, while maps help you find South Dakota’s hidden treasures. Discover the faces and places of South Dakota. Blaze new trails and share experiences that you’ll cherish forever.

It Happened in South Dakota: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in the West)

By Tom D. Griffith

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It Happened in South Dakota: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in the West)
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Although even today there are plenty of stretches of open, uninhabited space throughout South Dakota, literally just below the surface lies evidence that civilizations have made this land home for countless centuries. Many followed the buffalo, while others came searching for gold or to farm or, more recently, to marvel at natural and man-made wonders this beautiful state contains. A fascinating collection of thirty-two 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.

Historic American Landmarks (Dover History Coloring Book)

By A. G. Smith

Dover Publications
Released: 2005-09-08
Paperback (32 pages)

Historic American Landmarks (Dover History Coloring Book)
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This exciting collection of easy-to-color drawings takes you on a cross-country journey during which you’ll visit famous, man-made landmarks—from the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii.

Along the way you can stop and color pictures of:

•the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia
•Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s stately Virginia home
•the Civil War Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia
•Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
•the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

... and 23 other celebrated sites.

A brief, identifying caption accompanies each picture is this glorious tribute to America’s historic past.


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