SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakotans will observe Native American’s Day on Monday, October 11. It’s a distinction made more than 30 years ago instead of the observation of Columbus Day.
While the state has a rich Native American history, their treatment over the years hasn’t been fair. On this edition of Inside KELOLAND, we look back at the unjust treatment and efforts to right some of the wrongs.
- Inside KELOLAND: History of Hiawatha Asylum
- How you can observe Native Americans’ Day in South Dakota
- ‘To bring them home like the Chiefs that they are’: Returning more children from Carlisle Indian School
- Eye on KELOLAND: Mouth-watering melting pot
- Remains of nine Native American children to return home to South Dakota from Carlisle Boarding School
- Carlisle School set the tone for other American Indian boarding schools, historians say
- History of Hiawatha: The threat behind the Indian boarding schools
- South Dakota’s sordid past: Abuse at Indian boarding schools
- Native American culture in the spotlight at Washington High School
- Remembering the 120 Native Americans who died at the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum