This research guide is intended to help you begin the research process. Additionally, you will want to consult the University Libraries homepage to access tools for locating books, e-books, primary sources, e-journals, theses and dissertations, and more.
The South Dakota Oral History Center, located in Dakota Hall, is a rich resource for recorded interviews with indignenous peoples of the Northern Plains, pioneers, politicians, and others who have shaped the past and present of South Dakota and the region. Explore the South Dakota Oral History Center.
The University Libraries' archival collections document the history, politics and cultural of the Northern Plains, and are available in Archives and Special Collections (ID Weeks 305).
An example of the collections is the manuscript "Why I am a Pagan" by Zitkala-Sa. The full manuscript is in Archives and Special Collections and digitally available in the Digital Library of South Dakota https://explore.digitalsd.org/digital/custom/usd
The manuscript was later published in the Atlantic Monthly (1902).