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A New Deal for South Dakota: Drought, Depression, and Relief, 1920–1941

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A story of desperate times, intense rivalries, and rare moments of cooperation



Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred

Pre-Order Today, Available September 2016

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve describes the lives of American Indian women for young adult readers, from their traditional roles to their modern challenges. Focuses on the Sioux people (Lakota/Teton, Dakota/Santee, and Nakota/Yankton) and their culture and experience on the Great Plains.



South Dakota History Vol. 46, No. 2 Summer 2016

Twenty-six seasons of professional baseball in Aberdeen, the fortunes of Democratic politicians in the state, and a memorable incident in the life of legendary cattleman George Edward (“Ed”) Lemmon are featured in the Summer 2016 issue of South Dakota History, the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.



Controlled Recklessness: Ed Lemmon and the Open Range

"Controlled Recklessness is well told, well documented, well indexed, and well worth reading."—Montana The Magazine of Western History

“Ed Lemmon epitomized the rough-and-ready spirit that built today’s cowboy culture. Nathan Sanderson has made a significant contribution to our history in recording and exploring the life of this amazing South Dakotan.”—Bernie Hunhoff, South Dakota Magazine



Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor

Now Available!

You can now order the latest South Dakota Biography Series book! Find out the real story behind the infamous frontiersman.




Natives of a Dry Place: Stories of Dakota before the Oil Boom

Richard Edwards (author).

A reflective journey to a time before big oil

Natives of a Dry Place "is surprising, inspiring, deeply personal—and a page-turner."—Lincoln Journal Star



South Dakota History Vol. 45, No. 2 Summer 2015





South Dakota History Vol. 45, No. 1 Spring 2014





The Monster Who Ate the State

Chris Browne (author).

From the cartoonist of Hägar the Horrible, Soozy the dinosaur comes alive with a big ROAR!

Traveling across South Dakota, she gobbles up buildings and catches cookies thrown from great heights. Everyone SHRIEKS with fear, but is she dangerous? Follow Soozy as she explores her native state and finds new friends.

The Monster Who Ate the State is delightfully fun to read aloud, and highly recommended."—Midwest Book Review



Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend

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Award-Winning Book

"The return of Tasunka to the plains people was the Great Spirit's way of forgiveness. . . . and great horsemen rode the plains once again."



Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History

Richard Cerasani (author).

Celebrate Mount Rushmore's 75th Anniversary


The discovery of an old trunk leads to a story of love, opportunity, and yearning set during the carving of Mount Rushmore.



Red Cloud: Oglala Legend

John D. McDermott (author).

Latest South Dakota Biography Series book!

“No Indian of modern times can compare with him in ability, courage and statecraft.”
—Denver Times, 16 April 1902

A celebrated warrior who led his people to victory on the battlefield, Red Cloud was also a skilled diplomat who transitioned the Oglala Sioux to reservation life. In Red Cloud: Oglala Legend, John D. McDermott examines Red Cloud’s early years, his rise to prominence, and his struggle to protect his people from cultural domination.



Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Laura Ingalls Wilder (author). Pamela Smith Hill (editor).

New York Times Best Seller!

Follow the real Laura Ingalls and her family as they make their way west—and discover that truth is as remarkable as fiction.

“Wilder’s memoir is a fascinating piece of American history, but it’s the annotations that set Pioneer Girl apart as the most important work of its kind.”—Foreword Reviews Magazine



Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life

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Available in ebook formats

Award-Winning Book

A new view of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and work





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Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred

Pre-Order Today, Available September 2016

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve describes the lives of American Indian women for young adult readers, from their traditional roles to their modern challenges.

South Dakota History Vol. 46, No. 2 Summer 2016

Twenty-six seasons of professional baseball in Aberdeen, the fortunes of Democratic politicians in the state, and a memorable incident in the life of legendary cattleman George Edward (“Ed”) Lemmon are featured in the Summer 2016 issue of South Dakota History, the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Controlled Recklessness: Ed Lemmon and the Open Range

"Controlled Recklessness is well told, well documented, well indexed, and well worth reading.

South Dakota History Vol. 46, No. 1 Spring 2016

Agitator Henry L.

Natives of a Dry Place: Stories of Dakota before the Oil Boom
Richard Edwards (author).

A reflective journey to a time before big oil

Natives of a Dry Place "is surprising, inspiring, deeply personal—and a page-turner.

South Dakota History Vol. 45, No. 2 Summer 2015

South Dakota History Vol. 45, No. 1 Spring 2014

Red Cloud: Oglala Legend
John D. McDermott (author).

Latest South Dakota Biography Series book.

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Laura Ingalls Wilder (author). Pamela Smith Hill (editor).

New York Times Best Seller.