South Dakota resident Laural A. Bidwell offers her firsthand experience and advice on Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills–including the Southern Hills, the Badlands, and Keystone. Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, & National Forest. With expert tips on the best dining, shopping, accommodations, and camping, Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: T. D. Griffith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands Ghost towns and modern towns. Trendy eateries and rustic bars. Cowboys and artists. Rodeos, skiing, hiking, and biking. Breathtaking landscapes in a place of welcoming smiles. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
Author: Marion L. Head
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2009-06-01
A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration. The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially family-friendly, outlining free or inexpensive activities as well as little known treasures that were discovered through personal experience and research on the ground. As in all Explorer's Guides, this book includes up-to-date maps and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, those that provide wheelchair access, and even selective shopping and special events listings.
Author: Kindra Gordon
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Family & Relationships
This full-color guidebook features more than 150 family-friendly attractions and is arranged by themes, leading visitors and residents alike on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer.
In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
Author: John Taliaferro
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hoped that ten thousand years from now, when archaeologists came upon the four sixty-foot presidential heads carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they would have a clear and graphic understanding of American civilization. Borglum, the child of Mormon polygamists, had an almost Ahab-like obsession with Colossalism--a scale that matched his ego and the era. He learned how to be a celebrity from Auguste Rodin; how to be a political bully from Teddy Roosevelt. He ran with the Ku Klux Klan and mingled with the rich and famous from Wall Street to Washington. Mount Rushmore was to be his crowning achievement, the newest wonder of the world, the greatest piece of public art since Phidias carved the Parthenon. But like so many episodes in the saga of the American West, what began as a personal dream had to be bailed out by the federal government, a compromise that nearly drove Borglum mad. Nor in the end could he control how his masterpiece would be received. Nor its devastating impact on the Lakota Sioux and the remote Black Hills of South Dakota. Great White Fathers is at once the biography of a man and the biography of a place, told through travelogue, interviews, and investigation of the unusual records that one odd American visionary left behind. It proves that the best American stories are not simple; they are complex and contradictory, at times humorous, at other times tragic.
Author: Bob Teri and Temple
Publisher: National Parks
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
A tour through South Dakota's Badlands National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Visitor centers, overlooks, the Badlands Loop Road, as well as the Pine Ridge Reservation are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Fully updated and revised, this second edition has detailed descriptions and maps of fifty-five trails, from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park.
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa make their way to Mount Rushmore to check out the colossal carving of four presidents.. and find a mountain's worth of mystery, history, precocious prairie dogs, quirky clues, befuddling Badlands, and one Crazy Horse! One sassy sculptor! A batch of badlands! One store named Wall! Four story faces! And a Loooooong way down! LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more! PLACES: South Dakota: Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Avenue of Flags ¥ Grand View Terrace ¥ Lincoln Borglum Museum ¥ Wall Drug Store, Route 90 ¥ Sioux reservation ¥ Custer State Park, Pierre ¥ Prairie dog town ¥ Peter Norbeck Visitor Center ¥ Crazy Horse Monument and Visitor Center, Custer County. PEOPLE: George Washington ¥ Thomas Jefferson ¥ Abraham Lincoln ¥ Theodore Roosevelt ¥ Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor ¥ Lincoln Borglum, Sculptor ¥ Crazy Horse, Sioux warrior ¥ Henry Standing Bear ¥ Korczak Ziolkowski, sculptor. HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY/SOCIAL STUDIES: Mount Rushmore History and Facts ¥ South Dakota History, Geography, Weather, Animal Life and Plant Life ¥ The Badlands History, Geology: Erosion, Corrosion, Rock minerals, ?"imako sica?" Animals: coyote ¥ Prairie Products: Wheat and Animals: prairie dogs, bison, burros ¥ Sioux Nation History, Reservation and Traditional Dance: rain dance ¥ The Promise ¥ Proverbs. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.3 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140439 Lexile Measure: 670 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Author: Carter G. Walker
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Montana and Wyoming, from the towering pines of Montana's Glacier Country to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. A longtime resident of Montana, Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Outdoor Adventures, Native American History & Culture, and Old West Meets New West. Whether you're looking to see bison and elk in Yellowstone National Park or attend the Fourth of July Rodeo in Livingston, Moon Montana & Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Release Date: 2010-04-01
When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life. Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.