South Dakota Suffrage Profile: Marietta M. Bones
In The Moment … May 12, 2020 Show 815 Hour 2
During this centennial year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which assured that women the United States have a right to vote, SDPB has embarked on a project to tell the history of suffrage in South Dakota.
Today we continue our look at that history with a profile of Marietta M. Bones of Webster. Bones gained national prominence in the movement only to switch sides after infighting within the movement left her disillusioned with the cause and actively working against it.
Here to tell us more about the story is Nancy Trystad Koupal, director of South Dakota Historical Society Press in Pierre.