South Dakota State Historical Society Museum Pierre Photos

The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum in Pierre is housed in a modern building which, like a sod hut of old, is partially buried in a prairie grass covered hilltop. Its collection of Native American arts is unique in that several First Peoples participated in its arrangement and captions. The Museum the goes on to display the history of later settlers with many fine artifacts.

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Building of South Dakota State Historical Society Museum built into hills above state capitol. Pierre, SD.Entrance to South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Wall of South Dakota State Historical Society Museum meets prairie grasses. Pierre, SD.Citadel statue dedicated to pioneer women of South Dakota by sculptor Dale Claude Lamphere at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Building of South Dakota State Historical Society Museum (1989) (900 Governors Dr.) built into hills above state capitol. Pierre, SD.Entrance to South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Wall of South Dakota State Historical Society Museum meets prairie grasses. Pierre, SD.Citadel statue dedicated to pioneer women of South Dakota by sculptor Dale Claude Lamphere at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Tipi at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Bullboat of skin & wood at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Cheyenne & Ojibwa Moccasins at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Sicangu or Oglala beaded saddle blanket at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Tipi at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Bullboat of skin & wood (c1890) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Cheyenne (l) & Ojibwa (r) Moccasins (c1890s) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Sicangu or Oglala beaded saddle blanket (c1890) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
War shirt at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Girl's jingle dress at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Collection of native American objects at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Dream dress & Oglala beaded vest at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
War shirt (c1880) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Girl's jingle dress (1994) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Collection of native American objects at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Dream dress (c1870) & Oglala beaded vest at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Dentalia shell cape by Ellen Thunder Horse at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Copy of Sioux winter count drawing on skin at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Collection of native bags at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Native parfleche, gauntlets & moccasins at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Dentalia shell cape (c1890) by Ellen Thunder Horse at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Copy of Sioux winter count drawing on skin (1800-71) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Collection of native bags at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Native parfleche, gauntlets & moccasins at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Jefferson Peace Medal found along Missouri River near Mobridge at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Peace & Friendship side of Jefferson Peace Medal given to natives by early American explorers at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Lead plate left behind by explorer La Vérendrye in 1743 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Military snare drum used at Fort Sully in South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Jefferson Peace Medal (1801) found along Missouri River near Mobridge at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Peace & Friendship side of Jefferson Peace Medal (1801) given to natives by early American explorers at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Lead plate left behind by explorer La Vérendrye in 1743 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Military snare drum (c1870) used at Fort Sully in South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Glass bottles & stoneware jugs found at Fort Sully at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Tombstone from Fort Sully cemetery at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Army Indian Scout helmet at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Sholes & Glidden typewriter & army telegraph box at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Glass bottles & stoneware jugs (1866-94) found at Fort Sully at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Tombstone (1870) from Fort Sully cemetery at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Army Indian Scout helmet (c1885) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Sholes & Glidden typewriter (1873) & army telegraph box (1871) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Interior of typical sod hut at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Moline Mandt wagon by Mandt Wagon Co. of Stoughton, WI, at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Stage coach named Kittie bought used for Medora Deadwood Stage Line at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Printing presses at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Interior of typical sod hut at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Moline Mandt wagon (c1910) by Mandt Wagon Co. of Stoughton, WI, at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Stage coach named Kittie (c1876) bought used for Medora Deadwood Stage Line at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Printing presses at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Campaign ribbons to promote Pierre as state capital at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Ribbons promoting Pierre & Huron for South Dakota capital at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Ribbons promoting Mitchell for South Dakota capital at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Pierre Capital City Band cap at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Campaign ribbons to promote Pierre as state capital at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Ribbons promoting Pierre & Huron for South Dakota capital at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Ribbons promoting Mitchell for South Dakota capital at State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Pierre Capital City Band cap (1904) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Political promotion objects at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Landau ridden in by President William Howard Taft in 1911 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Landau ridden in by President William Howard Taft in 1911 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Crocks & tins for foodstuff in store display at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Political promotion objects at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Landau (c1900) ridden in by President William Howard Taft in 1911 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Landau (c1900) ridden in by President William Howard Taft in 1911 at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Crocks & tins for foodstuff in store display at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.
Early TVs & at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.


Early TVs (RCA Victor 1950s) & (Bendix 1940s) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.



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