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Just what makes a South Dakotan?

Posted: Monday, Nov 12th, 2012

Can a South Dakotan be a 'snow bird'?

BROOKINGS In a maximum of 600 words, can you write down the quality or qualities that define what makes a South Dakotan?

That question and how to answer it was the challenge raised and responded to in a book by the same name "What Makes A South Dakotan?" The end result is a book by about 165 present and former South Dakotans.

Editors John Miller, a retired South Dakota State University history professor living in Brookings, Lenora Hudson of Rapid City, and members of the South Dakota Humanities Council put the pieces of what might be considered a multi-faceted human puzzle into a book with key one-word identifying chapters that include: characteristics, diversity, biography, people, relationships, place, towns, weather, activities, memory and culture.

For the complete article see the 11-12-2012 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 11-12-2012 paper.

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