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Books From The Northern Plains

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Click on the links below to order CWS publications from Amazon or visit the Center's Gift Shop in the Fantle Building on the Augustana University campus, 2121 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. 

View other exciting CWS publications in the 2016-2017 Publications Catalog.

CWS also accepts orders by phone (605.274.4007) and email: cws@augie.edu.


Outlaw Dakota:
The Murderous Times and Criminal Trials of Frontier Judge Peter C. Shannon

By Wayne Fanebust

ISBN: 978-0-931170-56-0
436 pages, photos
Price: $14.00

Tackett’s Station, where some customers paid with their lives, the free-for-all that was Deadwood, and the nefarious river towns of Yankton and Pierre were rife with outlaws. To the Dakota frontier in 1873, President Grant sent Peter C. Shannon as the new Chief Justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court. A Pennsylvanian, Shannon brought the rule of law, trying murderers, horse thieves, vigilantes, men of fortune, women of the night, and a passel of blacklegs!

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Little Business On The Prairie:
Entrepreneurship, Prosperity, and Challenge in South Dakota

By Robert Wright

ISBN: 978-0-931170-68-3
340 pages, photos
Price: $12.00

Follow Augustana College business historian Robert E. Wright as he traces the epic story of South Dakota's discovery some 12,000 years ago to its founding booms in the 1870s and 1880s through the economic crises of the 1930s and 1980s to the challenges facing the state in the near future.

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Reveille For Sioux Falls:
A World War II Army Air Forces Technical School Changes a South Dakota City

By Lynwood E. Oyos

ISBN: 978-0-931170-97-3
220 pages, photos
Price: $15.00

In this illustrated history of the Sioux Falls Army Air Forces Technical School, author Lynwood E. Oyos proposes that the school changed Sioux Falls in the post-World War II era as much as the railroads did in the nineteenth century. The radio communication school brought new wealth to the community, changed social attitudes about women and minorities, stimulated construction of new homes and businesses, contributed to the city’s first industrial park, and created Sioux Falls’ first modern airport.

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Fort Sisseton
By Harold Schuler

ISBN: 978-0-931170-62-1
283 pages, photos
Price: $10.00

Extensively researched at the National Archives and South Dakota State Archives, Fort Sisseton recounts the military history of the post, including the activities of the Frontier Indian Scout Force and the midnight ride of Samuel J. Brown in 1866 to warn of an impending attack.

 

 


Natural History of the Black Hills and Badlands
By Sven G. Froiland

ISBN: 978-0-931170-47-8
225 pages
Price: $18.00

A perennial favorite for visitors to the western areas of South Dakota. This title includes the South Dakota Geological Survey Map of the Black Hills.

 

 

 

 


A New South Dakota History
Second Edition

Edited by Harry F. Thompson

ISBN: 978-0-931170-00-3
648 pages, photos
Price: $15.00

Recipient of the 2006 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History,“the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.” Over 100 photographs, extensive notes, and recommended readings.

 

 


A Harvest Of Words:
Contemporary South Dakota Poetry

Edited by Patrick Hicks

ISBN: 978-0-931170-03-4
248 pages
Price: $20.00

For the very first time, some of South Dakota’s best poets have been gathered together into one book. A Harvest of Words offers an excellent snapshot of poetic life as it currently exists in the state and each of these literary artists has been given an entire chapter to showcase their award-winning work. Their writing illuminates what it means to come from this state, from this region, and from this country.

 


Birding In the Northern Plains:
The Ornithological Writings of Herbert Krause

Edited by Ronald R. Nelson

ISBN: 978-0931170-87-4
252 pages
Price: $8.00

What Herbert Krause brings to telling the stories of the birds of the Great Plains is his love of the rich variety of wildlife here - especially its sheer profusion - and his novelist's ability to give every individual bird he visits its own character and personality.

 

 

 

 

See our catalog for other exciting CWS publications.