Fred W. Farrar: Black Hills Pioneer Photographer

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Mark Slocum - Director of the Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Collection at the Journey Museum & Learning Center - Rapid City on

Part historian and part artist, Fred Farrar chronicled the Black Hills from the turn of the century through depression of the 1930s.

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Quillwork - A Uniquely Native American Art

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

Contemporary artists continue an ancient Native American tradition but also bring innovation and new designs.

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Native American Images on Money

Posted by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

There are South Dakota connections to the "Buffalo Nickel" and other U.S. coins featuring images of Native Americans.

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South Dakota's First Inhabitants

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

In observance of South Dakota's Native Americans' Day, a look at the region's first permanent inhabitants.

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From the Great Plains to the Great War

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Full documentary detailing South Dakota's role in World War One.

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Winter Counts

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

First painted on buffalo hide and later on paper, winter counts provide a pictorial history of various Lakota bands.

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Holy White Man

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

Frontier doctor Valentine McGillycuddy had a positive relationship with the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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George Crook - The Forgotten General

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

The story of George Crook and his soldiers is one of the more harrowing in the history of Dakota Territorial settlement.

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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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