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South Dakota Humanities Council

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SDHC celebrates 40 years!

Fall/Winter 2011 In This Issue

1 40th Anniversary 2 One Book revealed 3 Festival of Books a success 4 Festival photos 5 New SDHC board members 6 Award-winning SDHC program 7 Grants awarded 8 Distinguished Service awards 9 2012 programming theme 10 Upcoming SDHC events 11 Donations needed 12 Submit stories for new SDHC book

Anniversary campaign asks ‘What Makes a South Dakotan?’ The South Dakota Humanities Council, a statewide organization with a unique mission, was formed in 1972 in response to an act of Congress. As the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2012 by reflecting on the origins and the identities of the people we serve. We want to know “What Makes a South Dakotan?” We need your stories to answer that question. Your entries and perspectives will make up the fifth volume of SDHC’s South Dakota Stories series, to be released in Sioux Falls at our 10th Annual South Dakota Festival of Books (Sept. 28-30). The SDHC will be hosting a series of Civic Reflections gatherings in the coming months to help spur this discussion and get you thinking about this broad question. We encourage you to take part in these discussions (times and locations will be announced

soon), and we are already accepting submissions for the new book. To submit, please visit http://www.sdhumanities.org and click on “Programs and Events” then “What Makes a South Dakotan.” We want the “real stories” of the authentic South Dakota experience, and what better way to get it than to call on citizens of our state? This book is intended to offer new and diverse recognitions of who we are and what we’re about here and now in South Dakota. Drawing on your personal experiences and observations, tell us your story; your take on the question we’ve posed. We at the SDHC are excited to celebrate our anniversary by creating the fifth installment of our South Dakota Stories series, and you can be part of it. Help us celebrate by telling your story.

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2012 One Book Selected SDHC Board Sen. Tom Dempster Secretary Michelle Deyo-Amende Chair-elect Harvey DuMarce Tom Fishback Doris Giago Executive Committee Anne Gormley Treasurer Fee Jacobsen Governor Appointee Lin Jennewein Hon. Judith Meierhenry Dr. Matthew Moen Executive Committee Governor Appointee Julie Moore-Peterson Jean Nicholson Chair Hon. Lawrence Piersol Scott Rausch Governor Appointee Rebecca Schenk Governor Appointee Ann McKay Thompson Past Chair Corey Vilhauer William Walsh

Since 2003, the One Book South Dakota program has encouraged everyone across our state to read and discuss the same novel or memoir throughout the course of a year. The South Dakota Humanities Council is pleased to announce that “Dammed Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux” will serve communities throughout the state as the 2012 One Book South Dakota selection. In this year’s One Book, Michael Lawson astutely examines the 1944 Pick-Sloan Plan and the devastating effects on American Indian populations located near flooded areas caused by the project. The ideas central within the book remind us of the many challenges we face as South Dakotans; these ideas require us to think thoughtfully and critically about ourselves and our values. “Dammed Indians Revisited” bridges SDHC’s current “American Indian Cultures” programming theme with next year’s theme, “Water.” These themes provide a platform for communities across the state to focus on issues that dominate current South Dakota discourse, issues that we are all affected by on some level. We encourage you and everyone in your community to join in the ongoing conversation that One Book South Dakota provides. SDHC is pleased that long-time partner South Dakota Historical Society Press will publish a custom edition of the book for the One Book program. This is the first-time SDHC has chosen a South Dakota publisher to print the One Book selection. Excerpts and reviews of the book are available at http://www.sdshspress.com/ Here’s how you apply: 1. Get a group together-Any book club or organization is eligible to apply for a reading program. Just set the date for your discussion and indicate that you’d like to discuss this year’s One Book South Dakota. If desired, you may also contact a scholar to lead your discussion. 2. Apply-If your book club would like to apply, find a sponsoring organization (this can be any non-profit organization, such as a library, museum, or book club). Download an application from www.sdhumanities.org/programs_book.htm. Mail your completed application and a $40 application fee to South Dakota Humanities Council, 1215 Trail Ridge Rd., Suite A, Brookings, SD, 57006. 3. Wait for the Mail-SDHC will mail a circulating library of books along with study guides and promotional materials to your group. When you’re done with the program, simply mail the books and a short evaluation of the program back to us.

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4. Promote, publicize, and conduct your event-This is where you can really help us out. Draw a crowd! At your event, be sure to thank the South Dakota Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for support.


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Ninth Annual Festival of Books

Deadwood event is a hit! This year’s Festival of Books in Deadwood was one of the most successful to date for the South Dakota Humanities Council in terms of attendance. In all, the recorded attendance at the 2011 festival in Deadwood was 5,692, which is double that of the 2009 Deadwood festival and one of the highest attendance figures in the event’s nine-year history. Along with the large crowds seen at the festival, 11 towns participated in the supplementary “Authors on the Road” program. From upperclassmen at USD to kindergartners at Zion Lutheran School in Rapid City, over 5,400 people across the state met with festival authors outside of Deadwood. The large crowds braved rainy weather to come out to this year’s festival, and the highlights were many. Writing workshops, book signings, poetry readings, panel discussions, film screenings, and special events made up the weekend’s activities, and attendees had to be quick heading from session to session to ensure they got seats at their favorite events as many were filled to capacity.

Author Suzanne Julin of Washington reads from her book “A Marvelous Hundred Square Miles: Black Hills Tourism, 1880-1941” at the 2011 Festival of Books. Photo by Toby Brusseau.

Save the Date! South Dakota Festival of Books Sept. 28-30, 2012 in Sioux Falls To make a donation visit

www.sdhumanities.org/ donate.htm

Download form and mail to: 1215 Trail Ridge Rd., Suite A, Brookings, SD 57006 OR Donate securely online

The festival kicked off with an “Ignite: South Dakota” event at the Roundhouse in Lead featuring festival authors and leaders of local cultural organizations. The event also served as the official release for 2012’s One Book South Dakota, “Dammed Indians Revisited” by Michael Lawson. The SD State Historical Society Press was on hand to announce the selection and demonstrate its importance to our state. This year, 62 discussion groups around the state came together to read Joseph Marshall III’s “The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History” prior to his keynote lecture at the festival. A crowd of 450, made up of book group members, festival-goers, and students from area tribal schools, gathered to eat at the American Indian Feed. Afterward, over 500 heard Joseph’s remarks at the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a new festival venue. Other notable events included Friday night’s Literary Feast. Dubbed “An Evening of Crime and Mystery,” the event featured popular crime and mystery writers who spoke in front of a packed house at the Martin & Mason’s 1898 Ballroom. While this was going on, the Franklin Hotel’s Gold Room also had patrons standing outside the venue trying to see and listen to South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s live recording of “Rock Garden Tour.” Ian Frazier’s boxed lunch lecture on Travels in Siberia proved to be another event where seats filled up fast and books whizzed off the racks. For the most current information on the 2012 Festival of Books, visit the festival website at www.sdbookfestival.com, and check back often as we release new information on the line-up and special events! Thanks to all those involved in the festival who so graciously donated their time, resources, and efforts.

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Festival Photos

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(Clockwise, from top) Pine Ridge High School students hold up their copies of “The Journey of Crazy Horse” (Thanks to SD Community Foundation and Fishback Financial for donating 2,400 copies to tribal high schoolers across the state); SDPB produces a “Rock Garden Tour” live recording; a young festival-goer wins an “American Girl” doll at the Tea Party; Bruce Junek, Tass Thacker and Mark St. Pierre chat with fans during the Mass Book Signing; Merlyn Magner signs her book “Come into the Water”; Joseph Marshall III gives his keynote lecture. Photos by Toby Brusseau. View more photos at www.facebook.com/sdbookfestival.


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New Board members Five join SDHC Board of Directors The South Dakota Humanities Council Board of Directors added five new members this fall. Matthew Moen, Tom Fishback, Judith Meierhenry, Lawrence Piersol and Julie Moore-Peterson bring unique and extensive experience to the 18-member board, which oversees the statewide non-profit South Dakota Humanities Council. Moen, Fishback, Meierhenry and Piersol attended their first board meeting Nov. 18-19 in Sioux Falls. The board also took official action at that time to appoint Moore-Peterson, who will attend her first meeting in April 2012. Meanwhile, outgoing chairperson Ann McKay Thompson was honored for her two years of service as chair. Thompson will remain a member of the board, while fellow board member Jean Nicholson of Sioux Falls will take over as chair. Matthew C. Moen of Vermillion is in his tenth year as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of political science, and Lohre Distinguished Professor at the University of South Dakota. The Sioux Falls native oversees a humanities division at USD that includes academic programs such as English, history, languages, native studies, classics, philosophy, religious studies and speech. Prior to being hired at USD, Moen taught at the University of Maine, where he was promoted from professor to Special Assistant to the President and University of Maine Trustee Professor. Fishback, a Brookings native, lives and works in his hometown as a credit review officer for First Bank & Trust. He serves as a director on the Brookings Boys & Girls Club and Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program board, and is a member of the South Dakota State University Honors College Advisory Council and the Brookings Reconciliation Council. A strong supporter of the local arts and humanities, Fishback feels that SDHC fulfills a vital role in South Dakota

through the various activities, conferences and lectures that educate people on the state’s rich cultural heritage while showcasing South Dakota’s changing cultural landscape. The Hon. Judith Meierhenry is a retired South Dakota Supreme Court Justice who has 23 years of experience as a judge in South Dakota. Meierhenry, of Sioux Falls, retired in June to spend more time with her seven grandchildren and pursue her other passions, including writing, painting, traveling and reading. She helped coordinate the SDHC Big Read presentations in Sioux Falls and panel discussions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “My Antonia,” and is a regular participant in SDHC Festival of Books activities. The Hon. Lawrence L. Piersol is a United States District Court judge, having been appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. Piersol, who resides in Sioux Falls, served as the Chief Judge for the District of South Dakota from 1999 to 2006. He has spoken and testified numerous times on Native American and sentencing and judicial independence issues. Piersol also served as Minority Whip (1971-1972) and Majority Leader (1973-1974) in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Julie Moore-Peterson has been director of the Sturgis Public Library for more than 26 years. Moore-Peterson, who enjoys reading and researching local history in her spare time, is an active member of the Sturgis community and has been an integral part of the library’s partnerships with schools, the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce and local service agencies. She has worked closely with the Sturgis Arts Council to bring SDHC “One Book SD” and other series reading programs and touring exhibits to Sturgis.

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SDHC-funded program wins Regional Emmy The South Dakota Humanities Council awards thousands of dollars in grants each year to various applicants who in turn use that money to produce interesting and diverse programming. These major grants are often major successes, as illustrated by a recent honor bestowed upon South Dakota Public Broadcasting for its production of “The Stavig Letters.” The production, funded in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council, was awarded a Regional Emmy this fall from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Historical Documentary. For more information, go to http://www.sdpb.org/ stavigletters/ SDPB won the award while competing with stations in South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota and areas of Nebraska and Wisconsin. The docu-drama tells the story of brothers Lars and Knut Stavig. Lars came to America in 1876 but corresponded regularly with Knut, who remained in Norway. The correspondence, translated from Norwegian, consists of more than 150 letters spanning more than five decades from 1881 to 1938. The letters relate the immigrant experience from the perspective of both countries. The television program is based on a readers’ theater drama, “The Stavig Letters,” written by Dr. Wayne Knutson, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Dakota. The program, now featuring John and Jane Rasmussen (Lars’ great granddaughter) and Gary Westgard, has been part of SDHC Speakers Bureau offerings since 2002. The Rasmussens, of Sisseton, accepted the award on behalf of the network at an awards gala in Minneapolis. To create the documentary, South Dakota Public Broadcasting received a major grant

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Early formal portrait of Lars Stavig, taken in Sisseton. Photo courtesy of Stavig House Museum.

through the SDHC immigration allocation in 2009. The SDHC also provided research grants early in the project. The one-hour television program takes the readers’ theater drama in a different direction, using footage shot in Norway, northeast South Dakota and the coast of Maine. That footage, combined with historic photographs and actors’ voices, tells the story of immigration from the perspective of both Lars and Knut Stavig. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for a Speakers Bureau program to bring this story to their respective communities. For more information, visit http://www.sdhumanities.org and click on “Programs and Events” then “Speakers Bureau.”


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Grants Awarded SDHC Board awards more than $57,000 in grants •

South Dakota Discovery Center (Pierre): “SD History ming will culminate with the SDHC-sponsored MuAdventures.” Approximately 1,400 elementary stuseum on Main Street “New Harmonies: Celebrating dents will be given the opportunity via field trips to American Music” exhibit at the Homestake Adams learn about places, people and events formative Research and Cultural Center in the fall of 2012. to South Dakota. Students will learn the answer to • South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls): the question: “What makes a South Dakotan?” “Lakota Music Project.” The grant will make posBrookings Renegades Muzzleloaders Club (Brooksible a SD Symphony/SDHC partnership for three ings): “Living History Fair.” Teachers and students performances. Concerts opening and closing the will be invited to this interactive educational event New Harmonies tour will include the Lakota Music at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. More than 30 Project and the world premier of a Lakota song cyschools and 1,000 cle by Native American children will rocomposer Jerod Tate. tate among demThe Lakota Music Projonstrators and ect, a collaborative re-enactors to ensemble featuring the experience hisSouth Dakota Symphony tory and culture. Chamber Orchestra and Black Hills State a traditional Lakota drum University (Speargroup, will also perform fish): “Mending in conjunction with the the Sacred Hoop: Festival of Books in SepA Circle of Unity.” tember in Sioux Falls. Presenters will be • S D Public Broadcasting: invited to BHSU “History through Stained to discuss issues Glass.” A one-hour televiof Native Amerision documentary, with can/non-Native accompanying Web marelations, cultural terials, will look at the hisunderstandings tory and stories behind and community stained glass windows in The SD Symphony Orchestra poses in front of Crazy Horse Memorial. The orchestra will team up with a Lakota Drum group for an SDHChealing. South Dakota. South Dakota Heri- funded collaboration “Lakota Music Project” in 2012. Photo copyright • Native Languages of tage Fund (Pierre): Crazy Horse Memorial. the Americas (St. Paul, “Playing on the Minn.): “Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 Historical Documentary Film.” The two Plains; Sports and Recreation in South Dakota.” one-hour sequels to the award-winning and critiSports and recreation, which form strong traditions cally acclaimed “Lost Nation: The Ioway” will be in South Dakota’s culture, will be featured thematipartially filmed in the South Dakota portion of the cally at the South Dakota Historical Society’s 2012 Blood Run National Historic Landmark (a former history conference, held April 13-14 in Pierre. Ioway village site and Native American trading Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society (Sioux Falls): center). A public showing of the film will also be “Jazz Diversity Project.” Established in 2006, the held in South Dakota. statewide touring program combines a live jazz • Center for American Indian Research and Native performance from professional musicians with Studies (Martin): “Approaches to Teaching Lakota an interactive multimedia presentation featuring Culture.” The institute is comprised of four 5-day American history. The program has been seen by workshops that focus on approaches to teachnearly 30,000 students and 106 schools. ing core concepts of Lakota culture. Participants Adams Museum and House (Deadwood): “Black explore these concepts through presentations by Hills Harmonies.” The iconic Deadwood museum experts and scholars, discussion of selected readwill host a series of programs highlighting American ings, visits to related sites on the Pine Ridge and roots music as it has been experienced in the Black Rosebud reservations and development and sharHills, including lectures and performances exploring the region’s rich musical traditions. Programing of lesson plans.

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Distinguished Service honors awarded to five contributors The SDHC honored three organizations and two individuals with a “Distinguished Service in the Humanities” award in 2011. The honorees were presented with awards at the 2011 Festival of Books in Deadwood. Organizational honorees for 2011 were South Dakota Magazine, the City of Deadwood and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, while Craig Howe of Martin and Linda Hasselstrom of Hermosa were the individual winners. SDHC recognized these honorees for their outstanding support of the humanities in South Dakota through presenting and hosting numerous events and engaging programs, composing important books or publications about the humanities, or providing essential funding or partnering to sustain a vibrant cultural landscape in South Dakota. The individuals and groups demonstrated a strong commitment to scholarly and cultural advocacy statewide. To be eligible for the award, the honoree must serve and support SDHC and its programs, contribute to scholarly and cultural advocacy and/or contribute to publications. Craig Howe has been involved with SDHC since 2001. He serves as a member of the American Indian Cultures Task Force, assisting to further SDHC’s involvement with the American Indian population in the state. SDHC has benefited from Howe’s advocacy of cultural programming centered on American Indian Studies as well as his contributions to several SDHC publications. He established the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, which has sponsored the SDHC-endowed Teachers’ Institute since 2007. Craig Howe, creator of CAIRNS (Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies) accepts the Distinguished Service award from SDHC Board Member Tom Dempster at the 2011 Festival of Books. Photo by Toby Brusseau.

Linda Hasselstrom has worked with SDHC since 1998. She has been a long-time member of the Speakers Bureau, contributing to the cultural knowledge of towns throughout South Dakota. Hasselstrom has authored at least 13 books (poetry and nonfiction) on various aspects of the ecology, culture, history, environment, and philosophy of South Dakota and the surrounding areas. Her commitment to scholarly and cultural advocacy has made her a popular voice in South Dakota’s cultural landscape. South Dakota Magazine began its involvement with SDHC in 2005 through its design and distribution of the Official South Dakota Festival of Books Guide. That partnership has continued on to this day. South Dakota Magazine publisher Bernie Hunhoff accepted the award on behalf of the magazine. Hunhoff was a founding member of the advisory board for the South Dakota Center for the Book in 2002 and has served as a presenter at the Festival of Books. Hunhoff also served on the advisory board that created the first Festival of Books in 2003. The City of Deadwood and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission have partnered with SDHC since the inception of the SD Festival of Books in 2003, playing a key role in providing the initial financial support necessary to launch what has become a nearly decade-old tradition of literary celebration in South Dakota. Deadwood has also provided a foundation of ongoing support during a tough economic climate.

Bernie Hunhoff, publisher of South Dakota Magazine

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Linda Hasselstrom

Ronda Feterel, Chair of the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission

Craig Howe

Deadwood Mayor Francis Toscana


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Thematic Focus American Indian theme continues in 2012 SDHC will continue to promote the American Indian Cultures theme in 2012 as part of its two-year programming focus. This focus will permeate all aspects of SDHC programming. To encourage the exploration of American Indian topics, SDHC will provide themed programming through its Speakers Bureau, Reading Group Toolkits, One Book South Dakota, and more. This year’s Festival of Books will also feature several writers whose work reflects the theme. The weekend will also highlight music and film focused on the theme, making it an exciting and unique festival for those in attendance in Sioux Falls, September 28-30. We encourage organizations to apply for grants that would pertain to American Indian Cultures. If you have an idea for a project in your community or have questions about what might be involved in applying for a Discussion, Research, or Media grant from SDHC, please don’t hesitate to call 605688-6113 or e-mail info@sdhumanities.org.

Grants accepted until Jan. 30 The SDHC will accept major grant proposals for programs after May 1 (over $1,000) until Jan. 30, 2012. Proposals will be accepted in humanities discussion, research and media categories. Mini-grants ($1,000 or less) are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted six to eight weeks before the proposed project begins. Because the SDHC will again feature “American Indian Cultures” as its programming theme, proposals on American Indian topics will receive funding priority. Those who are interested in applying for a grant should go to www.sdhumanities.org and click on the “Grants” tab and review all guidelines before beginning a proposal. For questions, contact Evan Phillips at 605-688-6113 or volunteer@brookings.net

Ernie LaPointe, great-grandson of the famous Lakota chief, discusses “Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy” at the 2011 Festival of Books. Photo by Toby Brusseau.

Call to Scholars It is time once again to apply for the 2012 Speakers’ Bureau/Chautauqua, One Book, and Reading Group Toolkit programs at South Dakota Humanities Council. Applications are due Jan. 15, and the SDHC Program Committee will decide on scholars in February. The 2012 Program Catalog will be printed in late March. When completing the scholar application, please attach a photo of yourself (if you have not done so in previous years). Chautauqua presenters should send a photo of themselves dressed in their character costume. Also, scholars may send short multimedia presentations (i.e. DVD, YouTube video, website, etc.) to assist our program committee in evaluating the programs. SDHC encourages scholars to offer American Indian Speakers’ Bureau and Chautauqua programs for the American Indian theme of 2012. If you are accepted into the Speakers’ Bureau/ Chautauqua program, we ask that you actively promote your programs to non-profit organizations in the state. Applications are online at www.sdhumanities.org.

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“New Harmonies” schedule released The South Dakota Humanities Council is pleased to announce the schedule of the newest exhibit that will be brought to South Dakota as part of the Museum on Main Street series. The Smithsonian Institution offers a traveling exhibit through the South Dakota Humanities Council called Museum on Main Street (www.museumonmainstreet.org). The most recent hosted in South Dakota was “Between Fences,” which traveled to six communities in 2008-2009. The newest exhibit, entitled “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” showcases the history of American music in genres such as blues, country western, folk ballads, and gospel. It features familiar songs, histories of instruments, roles of religion and technology, and the connection of musical roots in all popular American music. The exhibit will be featured in six South Dakota cities in 2012: • • • • • •

March 10 – April 22: Sturgis (Sturgis Area Arts Council/ Sturgis Public Library) April 29 – June 10: Aberdeen (Northern State University Mundt Library) June 17 – July 29: Brookings (Brookings Arts Council) Aug. 6 – Sept. 17: Deadwood (Adams Museum and House) Sept. 25 – Nov. 7: Rapid City (Rapid City Public Library) Nov. 14 – Dec. 30: Sioux Falls (Siouxland Heritage Museums)

As a special treat, the South Dakota Humanities Council will be partnering with the South Dakota Symphony on two occasions surrounding the New Harmonies Project. First, the Lakota Music Project, a collaborative ensemble featuring the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Orchestra and a traditional Lakota drum group, will perform in conjunction with the opening of the New Harmonies exhibit in Sturgis in March. Second, the South Dakota Symphony will perform the world premiere of a Lakota song cycle by Native American composer Jerod Tate to close the New Harmonies tour in Sioux Falls in November.

Scholar-led program will explore Civil War period Civil War buffs – and anyone who wants to learn more about the historic time period that shaped our nation for years to come – will be interested in the new discussion series “Making Sense of the American Civil War.” SDHC is collaborating with the SD State Library to create topics that connect the Civil War to events occurring in Dakota Territory and the region during that time period. Presentation College Associate History Professor Brad Tennant is the program’s statewide scholar and will help facilitate discussions. “Back east it was the Civil War out here on the Northern Plains it was a whole different situation,” Tennant said. “I think it’s often overlooked.” Tennant said program attendees will come out of the discussions with a whole new perspective of the Civil War and the experiences of those who resided in what was known as Dakota Territory during the vicious conflict in the east.

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Tennant will address events such as the 1861 creation of Dakota Territory, the 1862 Minnesota Uprising, and the 1863 Sully Military Expedition – to name a few. Each discussion will focus on a different facet of the Civil War

Camp of 31st Infantry near Washington, D.C. 1862. Photo courtesy of NEH. experience, using one or more common texts as a foundation and touchstone. The discussions, which are free and open to the public, have not yet been scheduled. “Making Sense of the American Civil War” has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Please keep an eye on www.sdhumanities. org for sites and dates.


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What Makes a South Dakotan?

We are now accepting submissions for SDHC’s 40 Anniversary Edition; the fifth book in the South Dakota Stories series. Please submit your story while following the below guidelines. Name: ____________________________________ Mailing Address: ____________________________ City: _________________________ State _________ Zip: ____________ Phone: ________________________ H___W___ Email: __________________________ Title of Submission: __________________________ Name of the place/town you’re writing about (if applicable) __________________

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Length should approximate 100-600 words. One submission per person. Typed, double-spaced, submitted at www.sdhumanities.org/programs.htm Poetry is welcomed, and photos/illustrations may be submitted as separate entries for inclusion.


2011 Fall-Winter Newsletter