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Board of Trustees

The South Dakota State Historical Society is governed by a twelve-member board of trustees. Six members are appointed by the Governor of the State of South Dakota, and six members are elected by the Society membership. The board also serves as the state review board for historic preservation purposes and includes an archaeologist, an architect, an architectural historian, an archivist, and a historian.

John D. Fowler, Elk Point
Jennifer Winter, Pierre
Tom Hurlbert, Sioux Falls
Sean J. Flynn, Mitchell
Laurie Langland, Fulton
Jon Lauck, Sioux Falls
Peggy Sanders, Oral
Rolene Schliesman, Wilmot
Brad Tennant, President, Aberdeen
Brian Sandvig, Milbank
Francis Whitebird, St. Francis
David A. Wolff, Vice President, Spearfish
Dr. Ben Jones (Director), Sioux Falls

Meeting Schedule

July 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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September 7, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

December 7, 2018
8:45 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

April 25, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

July 12, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
Agenda
Minutes

September 6, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

December 13, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

April 23, 2020
12:45 p.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

June 19, 2020
9:45 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Minutes

September 11, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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December 11, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
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Staff

Listed in alphabetical order

 

Liz Almlie
Historic Preservation
(605)773-6056

Renee Boen
Archaeology
(605)394-1938

Mike Burns
Research and Publishing
(605)773-8380

Matt Busch
Archaeology
(605)209-0368

Dan Byrne
Archaeology
(605)381-2928

Jenna Carlson Dietmeier
Historic Preservation
(605)773-8370

Sara Casper
State Archives
(605)773-3780

Holly Crosby
SD Historical Society Foundation
(605)773-6346

Dorinda Daniel
Administration
(605)773-6006

Sarah Dozier
Research and Publishing
(605)773-6009

Cody Ewert
Research and Publishing
(605) 773-2904

Catherine Forsch
SD Historical Society Foundation
(605)773-6003

Jess Gregory
Historic Preservation
(605)773-6004

Lynn Griffin
Archaeology
(605)394-6696

Halley Hair
State Archives
(605)773-3804

Virginia M. Hanson
State Archives
(605)773-3616

Nicole Hosette
State Archives
(605)773-4369

Kim Hunt
Administration
(605)773-6001

Brian Huot
Archaeology
(605)394-1902

Dr. Ben Jones
Director
(605)773-3458

Sarah Kirchman
State Archives
(605)773-2089

Peter Kleinpass
Museum
(605)773-4373

Katie Lamie
Archaeology
(605)394-1804

Dustin Lloyd
Archaeology
(605)391-2928

Jeff Mammenga
Administration
(605)773-6000

Sofia Mattesini
Historic Preservation
(605)773-2906

Steve Mayer
State Archives
(605)773-3277

Dedra McDonald Birzer
Research and Publishing
(605)773-4371

Jennifer E. McIntyre
Research and Publishing
(605)773-8161

Heather Mulliner
Historic Preservation
(605)773-6005

Chris Nelson
Historic Preservation
(605)773-3103

Lisa Nesselbeck
Archaeology
(605)209-2581

Holly Phillips
Archaeology
(605)394-6123

Michelle Prichard
Archaeology
(605)394-1936

Cherri Reed
State Archives
(605)773-2089

Matthew Reitzel
State Archives
(605)773-3615

Ronette Rumpca
Museum
(605)773-6011

Katy Schmidt
Museum
(605)773-6013

Jay Smith
Museum
(605)773-3798

Kimberly Smith
State Archives
(605)773-4233

Chelle Somsen
State Archives
(605)773-5521

Ted Spencer
Historic Preservation
(605)773-6296

Caroline Uecker
Administration
(605)773-5344

Cassie Vogt
Archaeology
(605)209-1443

Katie Wasley
Historic Preservation
(605)773-2907

Jane Watts
Archaeology
(605)394-1939

David Williams
Archaeology
(605)394-1942

Roger Williams
Archaeology
(605)381-6985

Logo


A masterpiece of Lakota sculpture, the Sioux Horse Effigy dance stick, ca. 1870, was probably carved to honor a wounded horse and is considered one of the greatest equine sculptures in the world. This singular piece of the museum's collection is incorporated into the Society's logo.

Carved out of wood, this 3-foot-long sculpture is enhanced by its real horsehair mane and tail. Leather reins and bridle exhibit care with which this sculpture was made. The horse is also riddled with holes, bullet wounds. Red paint, blood, seems to seep from these wounds, suggesting that it died in battle. Blood also runs from the horse's mouth in the form of red horsehair. Its ears are backward slanting, showing fear and pain. The horse's elongated body and forward leaping motion suggest a leap from life to death.

In 2014-15, the Horse Effigy traveled to museums in Paris, New York City and Kansas City with the exhibit entitled The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky.

 


 


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