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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass South Dakota covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as ...
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Overview

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass South Dakota covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of South Dakota.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400012435
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/6/2004
  • Series: Compass American Guides Series
  • Edition description: Completely Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 17
History 20
Early Indian Era 22
Explorers and Traders 26
Lewis and Clark 30
Mountain Men and Artists 33
Sodbusters and Pioneers 36
Broken Treaties 37
Gold Rush 42
Sioux Resistance 46
Settlers Move onto Reservations 52
Dakota Fever 52
Statehood 56
South Dakota Today 58
The Southeast 60
History 60
Vermillion 62
Spirit Mound 65
Yankton 65
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area 69
Yankton Indian Reservation 70
Rural Life Along the Highways 70
Hutterite Communities 74
Sioux Falls 76
North to Garretson 86
Mitchell and Vicinity 89
The Northeast 96
Joseph Nicollet 96
Settlement 98
Madison 100
Flandreau and Vicinity 102
Brookings 103
South Dakota State University 104
Oakwood Lakes State Park 106
De Smet 107
Huron 110
Hayti's Farkleberry Festival 112
Watertown Area 112
Little Fellow of Clark 114
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge 114
Hartford Beach 115
Fort Sisseton 115
Sisseton Area 117
Browns Valley Man 120
Aberdeen 120
Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge 122
Samuel H. Ordway Memorial Prairie 123
Central South Dakota 126
History on the Missouri 126
East of the Missouri 129
Chamberlain 130
Lower Brule and Crow Creek 134
Pierre 135
Lake Oahe and Its Dam 138
West Across the River 143
Winner 144
Northward Through the Prairie 145
Gettysburg 146
Mobridge 147
Sitting Bull Country 150
Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations 153
South-Central and Badlands 155
History 156
Rosebud Indian Reservation 159
Murdo 165
Badlands National Park 167
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation 176
Battle at Wounded Knee 179
Tragedy Revisited at Wounded Knee 182
Black Hills 186
Travel by Road and Trail 187
Weather 190
Rapid City: Gateway to the Black Hills 191
Sturgis 197
Spearfish 201
Deadwood 204
Lead 213
Scenic Drives from the Northern Black Hills 214
Rapid City to Rushmore 216
Hill City 217
Keystone 217
Mount Rushmore National Memorial 219
Custer State Park 223
Wind Cave National Park 228
Hot Springs 231
The Northwest 234
Legend of Hugh Glass 234
Battle of Slim Buttes 236
End of the Hunt 238
Custer National Forest 241
Belle Fourche 242
Buffalo and Bison 243
Lemmon 246
Practical Information 250
Area Code and Time Zones 250
Transportation 250
Climate 254
Food and Lodging 258
Museums and Galleries 259
Festivals, Events, and Rodeos 265
Powwows 268
Volksmarches 268
Aerial Tours 269
Motorcoach Tours 269
Black Hills Caves 270
Archaeology and Paleontology 270
Mountain Biking 271
Trail Rides 271
Water Sports Outfitters 271
Rock Climbing 271
Winter Recreation 272
National Forests, Parks, Grasslands, Monuments, and Memorials 273
Important Addresses 273
Recommended Reading 274
Index 277
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