SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Association of State Park Directors formally recognized and awarded Good Earth State Park as this year’s recipient of the Ney Landrum Park History Award.
“On behalf of our team at Good Earth State Park and our entire department, we are grateful to be receiving the Ney Landrum Park History Award this year,” stated Katie Ceroll, director of the division of parks and recreation. “The park and the brand new visitor center reflect the team’s collaboration in research and presentation of this site’s history, which has allowed the historical and cultural preservation of the area to come to life for current and future generations.”
The park preserves a portion of a larger historically and culturally significant site referred to as Blood Run, which is a designated National Historic Landmark.
The location is the largest known Oneota (tribal) habitation discovered to date. As many as 10,000 indigenous people occupied it at its peak, from 1500 to the early 1700s, with villages stretched over four miles along the Big Sioux River in what is now Iowa and South Dakota.
Descendants now make up four different tribes, Ioway, Otoe, Ponca …Read the Rest