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Dakota PathwaysHistory and Legend

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.

History and Legend Much of the history of the state has generated legends and stories of bold adventurers and evil desperadoes.

Wild Bill Hickok

This episode examines the myths and legends and attempts to separate out the true history from the tall tales. Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Hugh Glass, and Jesse James are just a few of the characters encountered in this program.

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