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Maps and Borders

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.

Maps and Borders Even before the White man entered the upper mid-west region of the United States, borders marked the various territories of the people living in the region.

Map Showing French Territory

With the advancement of the White culture, those borders have become less fluid. Even so, the borders of South Dakota have changed with the times. This episode looks at how borders have affected our growth as a state and influenced how we live.

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