South Dakota History

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The Last Lakota Code Talker

How Clarence Wolf Guts of the Rosebud Reservation fooled the Japanese.

Apostles on the Plains

Stephen Riggs brought his family to Dakota, where they went forth to teach and preach the gospel.

The Murder of Patsy Magner

Yanktonians still wonder who killed the town’s prizefighting bootlegger.

Minnilusa Links Old and New

Meet the sinners and saints who settled the Black Hills. Photo by Johnny Sundby.

South Dakota’s Death Valley

Born in Deadwood, Jim “Death Valley” Scott dominated major league hitters from 1909 to 1917. ...

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