South Dakota is celebrating 125 years of statehood. SDPB honors that milestone with stories that explore the state’s identity and heritage.
A hundred years ago, Custer State Park acquired its first bison from the Scotty Philip ranch near Fort Pierre. This started the reintroduction of bison into the park. Now about thirteen hundred animals are rounded up every year. As SDPB’s Victoria Wicks learns, there are people from two worlds at this event, the onlookers and the participants, and for the riders, this roundup is the real deal.