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The 2019 NHD theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History!

Use this interactive list of optional South Dakota Topics to inspire your National History Day Research!

Each topic page includes helpful resources to help you get started on your historical research pursuits. Items marked with a * are resources located within South Dakota.

For questions regarding NHD in SD, contact South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Director Gwen McCausland by phone 605-688-4581 or by e-mail gwen.mccausland@sdstate.edu.

2019 Theme Book  Theme Information

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Joseph Gladden Hutton

Joseph Gladden Hutton

Korczak Ziolkowski

Korczak Ziolkowski

Dora DuFran

Dora DuFran

Picture of Car Pile Up During Black Hills Flood of 1972

The Black Hills Flood of 1972

Native American activists during the Wounded Knee Occupation. A sign above the door in the background reads “Independent Oglala Nation Wounded Knee.”

Wounded Knee Occupation

Black and white print from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled " Scenes and Incidents of the Recent Terrible Blizzard in Dakota". There are 3 scenes on the page. The images are: 1. A Rescue Party at Huron, Bund Together by Ropes Searching For Missing Children. 2. A SchoolMistress Compels a Pupil to Walk All Night to Prevent Freezing. 3. Another Brave Teacher Shelters One of Her Pupils From the Storm. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper January 28, 1888, page 401

The Children’s Blizzard

Image of Union County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Elk Point, Union County, SD

Elk Point Tragedy

Postcard showing two men operating a pneumatic drill at the Homestake Mine in Lead, S.D., 1912.

Silicosis Lung Disease in Black Hills Miners

Portrait of Wild Bill Hickok

The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok

Image of Homestake Opera House fire damage.

1984 Homestake Opera House Fire

Image of the opening of the fight at Wounded Knee.

Wounded Knee Massacre


Contributors:

This project was a collaboration between The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and National History Day in South Dakota. The museum would also like to add an additional thank you to South Dakota State University History major Paige Barthel. Paige served as the spring of 2018 National History Day in South Dakota student intern, researching and compiling resources for this project.


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