Since the first printing of a publication in 1956 entitled Acculturation of the Dakota Indians, a steady demand has been made upon the Department of Rural Sociology for copies. Since the original, two more printings have taken place (1968 and 1970) so as to meet demands of the public for this information. In the last two years, with increased interest in the Indian situation in South Dakota, students, agency officials and the public in general have indicated a need for more information pertaining to the culture of the Dakota people prior to white contact and the assimilation process. With these recent demands in mind, the author has attempted to incorporate information pertaining to the early events predating Indian-White contact (Parts I-V). It is not the intent of this enlarged publication to delve in detail on specific events or personalities during this period, but rather to present only an anthropological overview of the Dakota peoples. It is hoped that through this exposure the reader will be stimulated to go on to select books and materials to fill in the detail of this period in South Dakota history.
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South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
Satterlee, James L. Dr., "History and Acculturation of the Dakota Indians" (1974). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 126.