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The Weekly South Dakotan

Beginnings

Unit 1
Beginnings

Lesson 1 - First Peoples of South Dakota
Lesson 2 - A Changing World
Lesson 3 - Europe Claims North America
Lesson 4 - Europeans Visit South Dakota

 
Lewis and Clark

Unit 2
Lewis & Clark Expedition in South Dakota

Lesson 1 - Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lesson 2 - Meeting the Tribes
Lesson 3 - Grasslands, Animals, & Plants
Lesson 4 - Journey into the Unknown

 
Buffalo in South Dakota

Unit 3
Buffalo in 
South Dakota

Lesson 1 - Buffalo in South Dakota
Lesson 2 - American Indians & the Buffalo

Lesson 3 - Preservation of the Buffalo

Lesson 4 - The Buffalo Today

 
A Changing Land

Unit 4
A Changing Land

Lesson 1 - "Old Misery" and the Fur Trade
Lesson 2 - The Rise and Fall of the Fur Trade
Lesson 3 - New Settlers Move West
Lesson 4 - A Time of Strife

 
Notable Dakotans, 1850-1900

Unit 5
Notable Dakotans, 1850-1900

Lesson 1 - John B. S. Todd and Gabriel Renville
Lesson 2 - Laura I. Wilder and Frederick Taft Evans
Lesson 3 - Spotted Tail and Mary Collins
Lesson 4 - Niels E. Hansen and Doane Robinson

 
Homesteading & Town Building

Unit 6
Homesteading & Town  Building

Lesson 1 - Railroads and the Great Dakota Boom
Lesson 2 - Town Life and Hard Times
Lesson 3 - The Open Range and New Land Openings
Lesson 4 - Good Roads and High Prices

 
Notable South Dakotans, 1900-1950

Unit 7
Notable South Dakotans, 1900-1950

Lesson 1: Oscar Micheaux and Gertrude Simmons Bonnin
Lesson 2: Peter Norbeck and Mary Shields Pyle
Lesson 3: Charles Badger Clark, Jr., and Ida Anding McNeil
Lesson 4: Oscar Howe and Francis Higbee Case

 
South Dakota Government

Unit 8
South Dakota Government

Lesson 1: Nation and State
Lesson 2: South Dakota Becomes a State
Lesson 3: State Government
Lesson 4: Tribal Government and Citizenship

 
Changing Times

 Unit 9
Changing Times

Lesson 1: Dust and Depression
Lesson 2: A New Deal and a New War

Lesson 3: People on the Move

Lesson 4: A New Age

If you have any problems or questions, please contact Jeanne Ode