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South Dakota's Great Faces
PIERRE, S.D. – Leonel Jensen’s contributions to South Dakota’s citizens and his efforts toward wildlife conservation make him one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – Paul Besselievre’s dedication to the tourism industry and the Black Hills of South Dakota makes him one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – Hunkpapa Lakota leader, warrior and holy man Sitting Bull was respected for his bravery and insight. After the Battle at Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull became known around the world, and he is one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. - Dewitt Clinton (D.C.) Booth arrived in Spearfish, S. D., in July 1899, as the youngest superintendent in the U.S. Fishery Corps. During his 40 years of government service, Booth established the historic D.C.
PIERRE, S.D. – The late-Gov. Richard F. Kneip was known as a man who loved people, politics and business. He served South Dakota as a state senator and as Governor. For this, he is one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – He’s known as the “fifth face on the mountain” for his dedicated service at Mount Rushmore. But Ben Black Elk’s work to preserve the Lakota culture stretched far beyond the national monument. That makes him one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – Widely known for representing the rich heritage of his Native American people through unique artwork, Oscar Howe is recognized as one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – Crazy Horse was recognized among his people as not only a legendary warrior, but also a leader committed to preserving the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life. He is still a sacred figure to modern Native Americans and is one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
PIERRE, S.D. – Korczak Ziolkowski*, often referred to as the Storyteller in Stone, was the force behind a dream of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. Together, they dedicated Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 1948.
PIERRE, S.D. – Rose Wilder Lane began her life on the prairie of South Dakota and urged her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, to pursue a writing career. It is because of that encouragement that the “Little House on the Prairie” series was born.