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Dakota PathwaysStories from the Sky

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.

Stories From the Skies This segment takes a look at the history of the state through stories from the skies. It looks at Native American beliefs about the sky, how weather such as blizzards and

Tornado near a farm in SD. 

tornadoes affected settlements, and important people, such as George McGovern, Governor Joe Foss, and Clyde Ice, who were pilots and heroes. From blizzards to sandstorms, the sky has always played an important role in shaping our state. It has affected artists and writers, Lakota Medicine Men, and common settlers and resulted in many stories from the sky.

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