The celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Kurt Hackemer, Ph.D., chair of the USD Department of History, and Theodore (Ted) Muenster, former USD Foundation President, cutting the cake at 12:30 p.m. In addition to music, the event will feature exhibit materials detailing South Dakota’s statehood that was signed into order by U.S. President Benjamin Harrison on Nov. 2 1889, and a call for continued reconciliation in the state among descendants of settler society and the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Nations on whose land the state was built.

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