College of Arts & Sciences Native Studies


Native Studies Research Resources

In addition to faculty and staff, scholars, and community members, there are a number of resources on the USD campus in Vermillion available to you:

  • The South Dakota Oral History Center houses a vast array of audio recordings, documentation, and equipment for research purposes.
  • The Joseph Harper Cash Memorial Library  holds an array of printed sources for research pertaining to Native American history and culture.
  • The Herman P. Chilson Collection includes books, maps, pamphlets, and print materials relating to local histories, South Dakota history, Native American cultures, and United States western expansion.
  • The W. H. Over Museum, located on the grounds of the University of South Dakota, collects, preserves, documents, exhibits, researches, studies and interprets objects relating to natural and cultural history, primarily of South Dakota.