As the first calves of the season are born in Custer State Park, Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse museum, joins Dakota Midday to talk about a creature with a 500,000 year history in North America. Revered, hunted, and nearly dashed into extinction, the American Bison has a storied history of loss and renewal.
George Armstrong was not the only man called Custer to fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. General Custer was a man who kept his family close, and so, in 1876, the loss to the Custer family was monumental.
Gary Enright joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh with the story of a battle that had deeply political, as well as personal, losses.
The summer of 1927 brought President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a stay that extended throughout the summer.
From Grace Coolidge's walk in the woods that led her astray to President Coolidge's announcement that he would not seek reelection, Gary Enright, Director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum, details the highlights of the "Summer White House" in South Dakota.