South Dakota History

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South Dakota’s Death Valley

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

Herbert Hoover, The Historian

The USD professor spent a lifetime exploring South Dakota’s “exaggerated diversity.”

The Spirit Behind a Tragedy

Rapid City was stunned when a plane carrying six cheerleaders and three community leaders crashed 50 ...

Who Lies in the Custer Graves?

Bon Homme County’s oldest mystery involves six forgotten soldiers of Custer’s Seventh Cavalry.

Professor Alexander Pell sits with members of the USD baseball team about 1900.

USD’s Anarchist Professor

USD’s mild-mannered teacher elicited contempt and fear in Russia.

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