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Sweet Summertime at Pickerel Lake

Despite nature’s seemingly cruel attempt to thwart it, Summer has finally officially arrived in South Dakota. With that adventurous summer buzz in the air, residents and tourists alike are finding

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South Dakota’s Great Places: Native American Scenic Byway

  PIERRE, S.D. – Among the countless beautiful drives in South Dakota, one stands out as a unique opportunity for travelers. The Native American Scenic Byway is one of South

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Williams and Ree: The Indian and the White Guy

Recently, I was speaking to a co-worker of mine and mentioned something about Williams and Ree. My co-worker’s response stunned me. "Who?" This from a person who grew up in

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Sitting Bull: One of South Dakota’s ‘Great Faces’

Hunkpapa Lakota leader, warrior and holy man Sitting Bull was respected for his bravery and insight. After the Battle at Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull became known around the world,

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Renowned Native American artist and South Dakotan Oscar Howe

Gov. Mike Rounds has declared 2010 a "Year of Unity" in South Dakota. The declaration aims to foster better relations between whites and American Indians in South Dakota, where Indians

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Echoes of hope at Wounded Knee

In the spring of 2008, while I was working as a reporter at The Daily Republic in Mitchell, my editor handed me a large packet of information that he received

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Ziolkowski: The man behind Crazy Horse Memorial

The South Dakota Office of Tourism puts out a weekly press release series called "Great Faces." The title plays off the state’s tourism motto, "Great Faces, Great Places," which is

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Free Lakota story and song program at Crazy Horse

A news release from Crazy Horse Memorial: CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL – Harriet Brings once saw her grandfather George Plenty Wolf talk a porcupine out of some quills.   “He did

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American Indians in South Dakota

Gov. Mike Rounds has declared 2010 as the Year of Unity in South Dakota – a year to renew South Dakota’s dedication to multicultural understanding and acceptance. As part of

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Video of a Crazy Horse blast

As I mentioned in my most recent post, a blast was conducted this week at Crazy Horse Memorial. In the video below, you really get a sense of the memorial’s