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Free Sneak Peek of Summer "South Dakota History"

Members of the South Dakota State Historical Society will soon receive the summer 2021 issue of South Dakota History, the society’s award-winning journal. But for a limited time, a featured article from the issue by Elaine Marie Nelson, Assistant Professor of history at the University of Kansas, will be available to all readers for free.

July 2021 


Understanding Custer's Defeat at Little Big Horn

Since Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer’s death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn on 25 June 1876, scholars and laypeople—as well as Custerphiles and Custerphobes—have debated what led to the Lakotas’ and Cheyennes’ victory over this officer. Countless reasons have emerged from these arguments.

June 2021