South Dakota: A History
Gold sparked the major migration of white settlers to the Dakota Territory a century ago, but for South Dakota, grass proved to be the real bonanza. Today more and more Americans are coming to understand the almost mystical appeal of the horizon and the primitive pull of the earth that make South Dakota one of the few remaining places where the individual can enjoy real isolation and a sense of standing apart from the crowd.
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The Romantic Image
The Big Road to and from Dakota
To Become a State
This Couldnt Be It
Short Grass and Gold
East River West River
The Struggle for Culture
The Straddle of Time
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