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Finding a National Voice

Take an exciting journey through more than a thousand years of South Dakota history with this Emmy Award-winning twenty-episode series. From our state’s ancient beginnings through contemporary times, Dakota Pathways: A History brings the stories of South Dakota’s people and places to life.


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Finding a National Voice While South Dakota may be a rural state with a small population, it has always had a national voice. That voice has been in the form of a number of political players in

congress and beyond. This episode looks at the likes of Richard Pettigrew, Peter Norbeck, Gertrude Bonnin, Gladys Pyle, Karl Mundt, and George McGovern to see just what it means to represent a state in Washington politics. Over the years we have had both liberal and conservative representation. It's politics South Dakota style.


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