Native History

Paha Sapa – The Black Hills

Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok, George Hearst, Red Cloud, George Armstrong Custer, Homestake, Poker Alice, Gutzon Borglum, Peter Norbeck, Rushmore, Kor...

Lakota or Sioux?

By Kelsey Sinclair   The terms “Lakota” and “Sioux” are often used interchangeably to refer to the tribe of native peoples of the Dakotas, but which is...

A Brief History of South Dakota

By Rick W. Mills From the earliest accounts (including the Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Arikara, Arapaho, Mandans, and the Hidatsa), to later occupants like the Crow, ...

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...

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born to Emanuel Henry Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, on December 5th, 1839. George o...

Everything You Need to Know About Bison

Bison, also called buffalo, are the largest land mammal in the North America. They stand from five to seven feet tall at the shoulder, and can be an intimidatin...

They Call Her Dignity

Overlooking the Missouri River in Chamberlain is the striking 50-foot tall Dignity Statue. The stainless steel statue is of a young Native American woman with a...

The History of the Hills

A Brief History of the Black Hills from 1800 The following is by no means a comprehensive story of the Black Hills, nor is it meant to be. It is meant only to ...

Chief Red Cloud

We do not know the exact birth date of this famed Oglala Lakota Sioux leader, but he was likely born in late 1821 or 1822 near the forks of the Platte River in ...

The Story of George Crook

Crook was born into a farm family on September 8, 1828, near Taylorsville, Ohio, not far from Dayton. Graduating from West Point on July 1, 1852, he stood 38th ...