Named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, South Dakota became a state in 1889. It is home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and the Black Hills. Harney Peak (7,240 ft) is the highest point in the United States east of the Rocky Mountain. The capital of South Dakota is Pierre.
For more information and data, visit the South Dakota.gov website.
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