A short day's drive from where you live can you put in touch with local history and help you meet new people in fascinating small towns.
An 8-year-old named Dina leads the author down to her own "special place" by the Big Sioux River on the Indian reservation that is home to the troubled child
In "They Treated Us Just Like Indians," anthropologist Paula Wagoner explores the worlds of Bennett County, S.D., where whites and Indians live together in not-always-easy proximity
A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie
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