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This Day in South Dakota History: Ben Reifel goes to Washington

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U.S. Congress

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

On this day in 1961, Ben Reifel began serving his first term in the U.S. Congress. He was the first person of Lakota decent to serve in Congress. Today we take a moment to learn more.