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History

Native American Family

Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala

Black Elk was born into the Oglala Sioux tribe near the Little Powder River in Wyoming in 1863. At the age of nine, he received a great vision. This vision port...
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Potato Creek Johnny

Sometimes we find a person who is not so much an icon but a caricature of a place, a group, or a specific period of time. The Black Hills has a few of these per...
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Norbeck Scenic Byway Gains Recognition

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) recently named the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway in South Dakota’s Black Hills as one of the 10 most beautif...
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Black Hills Wildlife: Pronghorn

Pronghorns are known by hunters as an incredibly difficult animal to catch, due to their incredible eyesight, stamina, and speed. Published in 1844, trader J...
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Enjoy Summer Nights in Rapid City

From the beginning of June to the end of August, every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m., downtown Rapid City hosts Summer Nights. Three blocks downtown are blocked ...
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About Spearfish

Founded by homesteaders in 1876, the settlement of Spearfish took its name from the nearby creek of the same name. The fast-flowing Spearfish Creek carried fish...