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Other South Dakota Resources

List updated 12/13/2018. If you have additions or corrections to this list, please send them to

Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center
St. Joseph's Indian School
1301 North Main Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325
(800) 734-3455
Artifacts and artwork of the Lakota.
Augustana University
Center for Western Studies
Fantle Building
2121 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
(605) 274-4007
Includes collections from the now-closed Blue Cloud Abbey American Indian Culture Research Center.
Bear Butte Education Center
Bear Butte State Park
20250 Hwy 79
PO Box 688
Sturgis, SD 57785
(605) 347-5240
Geology of the butte; history and beliefs of Northern Plains Indians.
Beuchel Memorial Lakota Museum
350 South Oak St.
PO Box 499
St. Francis, SD 57572
(605) 747-2361
Teton material, including historic photo collection, at the St. Francis Mission campus.
Black Hills State University
E.Y. Berry Library - Learning Center
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD 57799
(605) 642-6250
Materials relating to American West, northern Great Plains, and Black Hills regional history.
Carnegie Resource Center
119 West 3rd Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 996-3209
Home to artwork, prints, and murals by Nakota artist Oscar Howe.
Dakota Archives
Moody County Museum
706 East Pipestone Ave.
Flandreau, SD 57028
(605) 997-3191
Research materials, photographs, and objects related to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
Dakota Wesleyan University
McGovern Library
1201 McGovern Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-2618
Regional history.
Deadwood Public Library
Centennial Archives
435 Williams St.
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-2821
Black Hills history.
Ella Deloria Archive
Dakota Indian Foundation
209 N. Main
PO Box 340
Chamberlain, SD 57325
(605) 234-5472
Digitized records from Yankton member Ella Deloria, who recorded oral histories, stories, and language in the 1900s.
The Heritage Center
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
(605) 867-8257
Contemporary Native American fine arts, and historical Lakota art and material culture.
High Plains Western Heritage Center
825 Heritage Drive
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 642-9378
History museum and art gallery with materials relating to American Indian cultures and cowboy history.
The Indian Museum of North America
Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
(605) 673-4681
American Indian material and exhibits, including several historical photograph collections.
The Journey Museum and Learning Center
222 New York St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6923
Exhibits on both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture and artistry.
Lakota Cultural Center
(formerly Harry V. Johnston Cultural Center and Gift Shop)
US Hwy 212
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
(605) 964-2542
Museum with contemporary murals and a shop near Cheyenne River Reservation headquarters.
Oglala Lakota College
Historical Center
490 Piya Wiconi Rd.
Kyle, SD 57752
(605) 455-6000
Historical photographs, artwork displays, and audio chronicling Oglala Lakota history.
Oglala Lakota College
Woksape Tipi Library and Archives
490 Piya Wiconi Rd.
Kyle, SD 57752
(605) 455-6069
Pine Ridge resources; agency records, publications and serials; and genealogy materials. Website also contains information and links to many outside resources.
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library
315 West Main St.
Lead, SD 57754
(605) 584-2013
Black Hills history and George Armstrong Custer materials.
Rapid City Public Library
610 Quincy St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6139
Houses the genealogy collection of the active Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research.
Sisseton Memorial Library
Roberts County Historical Society
305 East Maple St.
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-7391
Roberts County history, including Sisseton Agency.
Sinte Gleska University
Sicangu Heritage Center Museum and Archives
Antelope Lake Campus
PO Box 675
Mission, SD 57555
(605) 856-8211
Official archives of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, and artifacts collected by the university.
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Dakota Studies and Traditional Tribal Arts Center
12572 BIA Hwy 700
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3966
Native archives and Dakota language classes and resources.
Sitting Bull College Library
9299 Hwy 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538
(701) 854-8024
In-library and digital resources on Standing Rock, Sitting Bull, and Lakota/Dakota language and culture. Includes over 900 recordings of Lakota/Dakota songs and stories.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Devereaux Library
501 E St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-2418
State and Black Hills history.
South Dakota State Library
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3173
State and local history.
Sturgis Public Library
1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Suite 101
Sturgis, SD 57785
(605) 347-2740
Dakota and western history relating to Sturgis and Meade County.
Timber Lake and Area Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 181
800 Main St.
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3546
Local and regional history; Frank Cundill photograph collection, 1910-1920; Indian artifacts; archives and library.
University of South Dakota
I.D. Weeks Library
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-5373
Published and archival materials relating to state and local history, Indian cultures, and westward expansion.
University of South Dakota
Institute of American Indian Studies
Slagle Hall, Room 102
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-6497
Resources useful to the study of Native American heritage and the history of South Dakota.
University of South Dakota
South Dakota Oral History Center, American Indian Research Project
I.D. Weeks Library, Room 231
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 658-3382
Oral history interview recordings of native individuals' memories and experiences from the 1890s to the present.
W.H. Over Museum
1110 University St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 659-6151
Original photographs of Dakota Indians in the 19th century.

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