South Dakota History seeks and publishes the best current historical research on the state and region. The quarterly publication has won numerous awards for excellence, including the Spur Award for best western short nonfiction from the Western Writers of America, the Western History Association's Ray Allen Billington Award for best journal article in western history, and the Michael P. Malone Award for best essay on territorial, state, or provincial history.
"South Dakota History is the state's preeminent periodical dealing with the history of the region. The articles are professionally researched, carefully edited, highly readable, and diverse in scope."
— James D. McLaird, professor emeritus, Dakota Wesleyan University
"I am writing to express my appreciation and admiration for the journal, South Dakota History. Its articles, research notes, and book reviews provide a necessary service for everyone interested in the history and culture of the Northern Great Plains and its people. The broadness of its vision and the sharpness of its context make South Dakota History a key building block for understanding the history of the United States."
— Robert C. Hilderbrand, University of South Dakota
The South Dakota State Historical Society preserves South Dakota's history and shares stories of the state's past. Through its program areas-archaeology, archives, historical preservation, museum, and research and publishing-the South Dakota State Historical Society collects, researches, interprets, and promotes the evidence of South Dakota's colorful culture and heritage, passing the gift on to future generations. South Dakota History is a primary benefit of membership in the South Dakota State Historical Society. Basic memberships start at $35 per year, and a family membership is only $45.
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