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Images Of The Past - The History Of Branding

South Dakota State Archives
Branding, Pine Ridge, ca. 1900

In The Moment ... November 4, 2019 Show 693 Hour 2

Throughout history, people have been drawn to a romanticized version of ranching. The lived experience of raising cattle and horses has an even more fascinating history than most people realize.

We explore the history of livestock branding in this week's Images of the Past segment. Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, tells the story.

You can find more on livestock branding at

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.