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Korcazk Ziolkowski (1908 – 1982)

It is amazing how some lives are bound together, even if those involved never met. That is exactly the case with the famed Oglala Chief Crazy Horse and the fame...

Native American Culture and the Black Hills 1890 – Present

Often people in the dominant culture do not understand why many Sioux remain on the reservations and surrounding territory where per capita income is the lowest in the nation. Many of those who do leave maintain strong ties with reservation life. ...

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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Custer State Park

Custer State Park, located near the city of Custer, is one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills. The 71,000-plus acre park offers visitors a rare opportunity to view nature at its finest. The eighteen-mile Wildlife Loop Road was designed to...
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A Black Hills Family Getaway

Make the most of your family getaway to the Black Hills with this 3-day itinerary. With grizzly bears, alligators, parks, ice cream, candy stores, and ziplining...
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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 beautiful drives through scenic America. The SATW surveyed its members to determine their favorit...
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Annual Oglala Nation Powwow & Rodeo

Lakota dancers spin, swirl, and tap their way through the powwow–or wacipi in Lakota–to win prizes, honor their culture, and show off their colorful, heavily de...