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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 3

Title

Harold W. Shunk papers

Creator

Harold W. (Harold William) Shunk

Dates

1911-1993

Extent

1.26 linear feet (3 document cases) mounted steer horns

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. Harold W. Shunk Papers. MA 3. South Dakota State University Archives and Hilton M. Briggs Library Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Harold Shunk worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as superintendent of the several Indian agencies in South Dakota. He was also active in many civic and fraternal organizations and served on the governing boards of several schools and universities. Shunk had a special interest in history, and in addition to his service to the South Dakota State Historical Society, he hosted radio and television programs in Rapid City. Composed of collected stories, publications, speeches and typewritten transcripts of Wahehe Heirship hearing.

Biographical Note

Harold W. Shunk was born in Philip, South Dakota on July 25, 1907. He married DeLilah E. Wood, a former classmate at Colome High School, in 1929. After graduating from Southern State College, Shunk taught school in Tripp County and later on the Rosebud and Cheyenne River Indian reservations. During World War II, he served as a tank driver in the South Pacific. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as superintendent of the Sisseton, Turtle Mountain, Standing Rock and Rosebud Indian agencies beginning in the 1950s.

Upon retiring in 1968, Shunk devoted himself to public service. He was active in many civic and fraternal organizations and served on the governing boards of the Rapid City schools, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, and Black Hills State University. He was also a member of the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles, Lower Brule Irrigation Board, and Pennington County Housing Board.

Shunk had a special interest in history, and in addition to his service to the South Dakota State Historical Society, he hosted radio and television programs in Rapid City.

Harold Shunk died on April 18, 1998 in Rapid City.

Arrangement

Arranged into three series:

Series 1: General

Series 2: Wahehe Heirship Hearing [Original photostat copies]

Series 3: Wahehe Heirship Hearing [Preservation photocopy]

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order within each series.

Contents Note

Composed of collected stories, publications, speeches and typewritten transcripts of Wahehe Heirship hearing. Collection also includes notebooks and manuscripts containing lists, definitions and transcriptions of many events related to Lakota history. Many stories told to Shunk when he was a United States Bureau of Indian Affairs agent are also rewritten in Shunk's own hand.

The papers in the Wahehe Heirship Hearing [photostat copy] series is restricted due to their fragile condition and poor quality. Preservation photocopies have been made of these papers and are available for researcher use. Please see Box 3 Wahehe Heirship Hearing [preservation photocopy].

Key Words

Cities and towns -- South Dakota

Dakota Indians

Indians of North American -- Folklore

Indians of North America -- North Dakota

Indians of North America -- South Dakota

Shunk, Harold W. (Harold William), 1970-1998 -- Archives

South Dakota – History -- Sources

Container List

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Harold W. Shunk Papers Container List. MA 3

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. General11Bureau of Indian Affairs - Retread Newsletterundated
1. General12Bureau of Indian Affairs - Role with a tribeundated
1. General13Collected stories - "Elizabeth Winyan's addresses" American Missionary Associationundated
1. General14Collected stories - "How Crow King Stopped the Medicine Man" by unknownundated
1. General15Collected stories - "The Last Buffalo Hunt" by Thomas L. Riggsundated
1. General16Collected stories - "Renegades: The Second Battle of Wounded Knee" by Susan L. M. Huckundated
1. General17Collected stories - "Rodeo Memory Trail" by Jake Hermanundated
1. General18Dakota Indians - Beliefsundated
1. General19Dakota Indians - The Brule, Teton or Lakota, Dacotah (Sioux)undated
1. General110Dakota Indians - Collections of the Minnesota Historical Societyundated
1. General111Dakota Indians - Tiospaye systemundated
1. General112Harold W. Shunk writings as BIA superintendentundated
1. General113Harold W. Shunk writings - notes, historical lists, storiesundated
1. General114Historical lists - Big Foot massacre at Wounded Knee1890, undated
1. General115Historical lists - Ration roll Cheyenne Agency1886, undated
1. General116Military posts - Fort Laramieundated
1. General117Military posts - Fort Totten1867, undated
1. General118Personal histories - Cheyenne River studentsundated
1. General119Personal histories - Colombe familyundated
1. General120Personal histories - Harold Jonesundated
1. General121Personal histories - Harold W. Shunk on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservationundated
1. General122Personal histories - Plenty Horsesundated
1. General123Personal histories - Spotted Tailundated
1. General124Publications - "1985 Hall of Fame Inductees: Dakota West," vol. 11, no. 4 - Harold Shunk on page 141985
1. General125Publications - "Chauncey Yellow Robe," by Harold W. Shunk, Knight Templar, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 5-81985
1. General126Publications - "Chief Crazy Horse, His Career and Death," by E.A. Brininstool, et al., Nebraska History Magazine1929
1. General127Publications - "A Rosebud Review"1913
1. General128Publications - "Harold Shunk's Four R's: Reading, writing, 'rithmetic and ranching," by Bernie Hunhoff, South Dakota Magazine1986
1. General129Publications - "Spalding's Athletic Library National Collegiate Athletic Association Official Intercollegiate Football Guide," Mention of Harold W. Shunk, p. 2141931
1. General130Reservations - Allotment systemundated
1. General131Reservations - Rosebud - CC Campundated
1. General132Standing Rockundated
1. General133South Dakota Hall of Fameundated
1. General134Speeches - Hot Springs Historical Society1987
1. General135Speeches - Northern State College1970
1. General136Town histories - Agar, S.D.undated
1. General137Town histories - Miller, S.D.undated
1. General138Town histories - Onida, Eureka, Wewala, Bison, LeBeau, Murdo, Forest City and Wasta, South Dakotaundated
1. General139Town histories - Onida, S.D.undated
1. General140Five spiral notebooks - miscellaneous hsitorical lists, notes, storiesundated
1. General141Mounted steer horns; 15 x 32.75 in.undated
1. General142Correspondence1947, 1959
1. General143Miscellaneous Collected Material1960-1970
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]21Correspondenceundated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]22Index to testimonyundated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]23Note from Harold W. Shunkundated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]24Question of Divorceundated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]25Testimony p. 1-20undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]26Testimony p. 21-53undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]27Testimony p. 54-94undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]28Testimony p. 95-147undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]29Testimony p. 148-194undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]210Testimony p. 195-232undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]211Testimony p. 233-277undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]212Testimony p. 277-306undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]213Testimony p. 307-334undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]214Testimony p. 335-360undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]215Testimony p. 361-400undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]216Testimony p. 401-422undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]217Testimony p. 423-439undated
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]218Testimony1911
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]219Testimony1912
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]220Testimony1914
2. Wahehe Heirship hearing [photostat]221Testimony1914
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]31Correspondenceundated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]32Index to testimonyundated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]33Note from Harold W. Shunkundated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]34Question of Divorceundated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]35Testimony p. 1-20undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]36Testimony p. 21-53undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]37Testimony p. 54-94undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]38Testimony p. 95-147undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]39Testimony p. 148-194undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]310Testimony p. 195-232undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]311Testimony p. 233-277undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]312Testimony p. 277-306undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]313Testimony p. 307-334undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]314Testimony p. 335-360undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]315Testimony p. 361-400undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]316Testimony p. 401-422undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]317Testimony p. 423-439undated
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]318Testimony1911
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]319Testimony1912
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]320Testimony1914
3. Wahehe Heirship hearing [preservation]321Testimony1914

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 September 2.