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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Early Girl Scouts of the Black Hills

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Rachel-Lovelace Portal - Curator of Collections - Deadwood History Inc. on

The Girl Scouts have been active in the Black Hills since 1917.

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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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The Canton Ski Hill - 1912-1944

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In 1932, the road to the winter Olympics passed through Canton, South Dakota.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Sue Gates - Director - Dacotah Prairie Museum - Aberdeen on

One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade

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

Seth Bullock led a cadre of cowboys rode in Teddy Roosevelt's Inaugural Parade. The were the stars of the show and every man had a unique story.

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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 Dubious Character of Miss Inez Sexton

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Carolyn Weber - Executive Director - Deadwood History Inc. on

On her own in early Deadwood, even a reputable woman could be targeted by nefarious entrepreneurs.

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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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United Nations in the Black Hills

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

In 1945, U.S. Rep. Francis Case asked President Roosevelt to consider locating the UN headquarters in the Black HIlls.

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The Glendoris (Latchstring) Inn

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The story of a landmark resort in the Black Hills - still in business after more than a century.

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Sioux Falls Theaters "From Stage to Screen"

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Adam Nelson - Marketing Coordinator - Siouxland Heritage Museums - Sioux Falls on

Sioux Falls' live-production theaters of the 1880s changed with the times.

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A Look Into the South Dakota State Archives

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An ever-increasing number of historical photos, documents, and records can be accessed online.

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Building Big Bend Dam - 1959-1964

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The last-built of the big Missouri River dams has a unique feature.

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Custer's Historic Stage Coach

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

A relic of early Black Hills transportation is still on display at a Custer museum.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

Vintage radio interviews with well known and not so well known South Dakotans.

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Personalities: Joe Foss

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Personalities: Amy Burnett

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Personalities: George Hall, Creator and Collector of South Dakota History

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Personalities: The South Dakota State Fair

The South Dakota State Fair is different every year and yet it never really changes. It's a capstone experience for...