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Big blast planned today at Crazy Horse

A big blast on the Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving is planned today, May 3, to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s 1947 arrival in the

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‘Oz’ writer’s South Dakota years

It’s a little-known fact that L. Frank Baum, who wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” resided for a time in South Dakota. Here’s some recently released information about that from the

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Rushmore superintendent leaves after controversial tenure

Gerard Baker, the first Native American superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, is leaving his post to become the first ever assistant director for Indian relations for the National Park

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Sioux Nation Black Hills claim tops $1 billion

Few people know it, but in 1981, the Sioux Indian tribes of South Dakota were awarded about $150 million from the federal government to settle the tribes’ claims to land

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American Indian dancing and singing at Oacoma

For my day job as a daily newspaper reporter, I had the opportunity yesterday to cover the Tribal Listening Conference at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma. The conference was organized

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University to build satellite facility at Crazy Horse Memorial

It was reported this week that one of Korczak Ziolkowski’s dreams for the Crazy Horse Memorial is about to come true. The late artist, who began the mountain carving of

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Crazy Horse celebrates 20 years of reconciliation

A news release from the South Dakota Office of Tourism: CRAZY HORSE, S.D. – Crazy Horse Memorial will celebrate Native American Day with its 20th annual celebration on Monday, Oct.

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Costner to attend South Dakota Film Festival

The fledgling South Dakota Film Festival, in only its third year of existence, got a major jolt of publicity recently when it announced that film great Kevin Costner will attend

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Sioux Falls Festival of Cultures at Falls Park

A friend and I checked out the Sioux Falls Festival of Cultures this weekend, and it was a great event!  When I was growing up here as a kid, different

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Appreciating the complexity of South Dakota’s Indian heritage

The South Dakota Office of Tourism sent out a multimedia press release last week touting the “Native American Story” in South Dakota. The release included video and photos of powwows,