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Culture

Stargazing

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...
Rodeo

Our State Sport

This year, break your family out of the city routine for an All-American cowboy experience while you are on vacation. Saddle up the horses and get to the rodeo—...
Chiefs

Lakota or Sioux?

The terms “Lakota” and “Sioux” are often used interchangeably to refer to the tribe of native peoples of the Dakotas, but which is preferred? The word nadoue...
Dust Bowl

A Brief History of South Dakota

From the earliest accounts (including the Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Arikara, Arapaho, Mandans, and the Hidatsa), to later occupants like the Crow, Cheyenne, Teton Da...
Deadwood Dick- Hat

Nat Love – The Real Deadwood Dick

It is often hard in history to separate fact from fiction, and the dime novel version of a story from reality; but it is interesting to note that in the remarka...
Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...
medicine wheel wyoming

Medicine Wheel, Wyoming

The Medicine Wheel Passage route of today’s US Highway 14A through the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming is the modern trail near a significant historical a...
Deadwood

Mayor E.B. Farnum

In the plot lines of the HBO series Deadwood, the character of E. B. Farnum is portrayed by actor William Sanderson as a conniving, spineless pawn to the vile a...
Chuckwagon Meal

Now Taste This

The maxim ”eat, drink, and be merry” is especially useful when on vacation. If you’re a die-hard foodie, some things should just be tasted right from the source...
BH Gold

The Tradition Continues: Black Hills Gold

Originating from a legend, Black Hills Gold Jewelry has ultimately become one of the Black Hills region's most recognized and collectible products. The familiar...