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Transcript of South Dakota
entered the Union in 1889. the May day flower State Tree Black Hills Spruce Historical Timeline 1750: Sioux tribes moved to Dakota 1803: As part of the Louisiana Purchase, the U.S acquired the region from France 1804: The Lewis and Clark expedition arrived in South Dakota 1889: South Dakota was made a state and was separated from North Dakota 1904: Pierre becomes the capitol of South Dakota 1927: Gutzon Borglam started working on the national monument, Mount Rushmore 1941: Mount Rushmore was completed 1962: Oahe Dam completed, which generated electricity 1963: ICBM missiles were put in several places in states 1990's: The ICBM missiles were removed South Dakota mainly produces foodstuff, wood products, light machinery, computers, and electronics, plus sometimes gold. It also has both 1 meat-processing plant and 1 dairy-processing plant located at Sioux falls. Flour milling is done a lot in the state. Manufacturing and Education Manufacturing Education The public school system is run by the South Dakota department of education. There are several colleges you could go to in South Dakota like Oglala Lakota, Si Tanka, Sinte Gleska, Sisseton Wahpeton, and the Yankton College. Plants Plants and Animals The plains are covered in thick tall grasses that can grow to over 3 feet and have deep roots that can live in sub-humid conditions. The short -grass species are mostly the granma, buffalo, and the western wheat grasses. They are able to survive droughts because of their shallow roots and they mature very quickly. Sitting Bull Sitting Bull was born in Grand River, South Dakota in 1831. Some
say he was the most powerful and famous Native American chief of all time. When he was young, he did not show talent in warfare, but later he fought honorably. For that he was named Sitting Bull.
When gold was discovered in the Black Hills, men started to descend upon his land. The Black Hills were a sacred place to his tribe. He felt he had to defend his land. He led the Sioux Indians in the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 against the Americans and General Custer.
In the end he was kidnapped and shot in the head in 1890 while resisting the police officers that came into his house. They felt Sitting
Bull was to powerful in the movement of ridding white people of their
land. His famous quote was, "I would rather die an Indian, than live a
white man. A and E Networks. "Sitting Bull biography." 2012.
<http://www.biography.com/people/sittingbull> Bibliography Classbrain, Inc. "South Dakota History and Facts."
2010. <http://www.classbrain/artstate/publish_states> Enchanted Learning. "South Dakota." 2010.
southdakota> Encyclopedia Britannica. "South Dakota." 2012.
<http://www.m.eb.com/topic/556164#7880.toc> Family Search. "South Dakota History." 2012.
<http://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/south_dakota> Capital City: Pierre Montana Wyoming North Dakota Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Animals In Custer State Park there are many animals like bison and deer. There are also antelope, elk, beaver, bobcats, and porcupine. Coyotes are the state animal and cottontail rabbits are found a lot around the state.