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The Mount Rushmore State is sandwiched between North Dakota and Nebraska and is sliced in half by the Missouri River as it flows south out of Montana. South Dakota was named after the Dakota Indians of the Sioux Nation, who along with millions of bison once inhabited the Great Plains of America. In the Sioux language, the word Dakota means “allies” or “friends.” In the 1870s, gold was discovered in the Black Hills, prompting a mob of prospectors to invade the hills. Along with pick axes and mining pans, the miners brought hogs and dried beans. They got by on little more than bacon, beans, cornbread, and coffee. Later, cattle were introduced into South Dakota, along with the ring-necked pheasant (brought all the way from China). The ring-necked pheasant is South Dakota’s state bird, and a popular game bird for hunters. Many early settlers in South Dakota were of German, Scandinavian, and Irish ancestry. Kuchen (from the German word for “cake”) is the state dessert of South Dakota. Fry bread, milk, wheat, and the walleye fish are other official state foods of South Dakota.
 

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Home Town: Wessington, South Dakota, USA
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