<i>The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Tradition</i>

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The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Tradition

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Editors: Jon Lauck, John E Miller, Donald C Simmons, Jr

Chapter, The American Indian movement and South Dakota politics, authored by Jason Heppler, UNO faculty member

First impressions of the political landscape in South Dakota tend towards an assumption of hard-line conservatism, and yet such a conclusion barely scratches the surface of what constitutes political tradition in the Mount Rushmore State. Editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., have drawn together twelve essays on disparate topics in order to consider the state's underlying political culture. Each essay addresses an aspect of history, politics, or art, subtly exposing the contradictory nature of South Dakotans and elucidating the many elements that comprise the larger political tradition. Scholars from around the country consider topics such as war and peace, literature, environmentalism, the American Indian Movement, left-wing and liberal politics, immigration, and defeat. With each essay, the discussion builds upon itself, allowing the reader to develop a fuller sense of where South Dakota fits into the growing study of political culture in modern society.

ISBN

978-0982274927

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

South Dakota State Historical Society Press

City

Pierre, South Dakota

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Library

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HEeppler, J.A. (2011). The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics In J. Lauck, J.E. Miller and D. Simmons (Eds.), The Plains Political Tradition (pp.267-287). Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Historical Society Press.