The collections of the American Folklife Center contain rich and varied
materials from South Dakota that document the diversity of the state's
folk traditions. Among its recordings are Works Progress Administration
Federal Music Project documentation of fiddle and banjo music; Hutterite
music and religious services; songs of the Lakota Sioux; and a 1955 interview
with Dewey Beard, a Lakota Sioux and the last survivor of the Battle of
Little Big Horn.
Finding Aid: View a complete list of our South Dakota collections.
Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View South Dakota's Local Legacies projects.
Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.
Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner: Rosebud and Crow Creek Sioux tribes of South Dakota. Recorded November 15, 2007. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]
Educational Resources: View a list of educational materials related to South Dakota from A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources.
Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.