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The South Dakota State Historical Society (http://history.sd.gov/) preserves and promotes the state’s cultural heritage. Programs of interest include:
Historic Preservation (http://history.sd.gov/Preservation/) – provides assistance in identifying and protecting historic properties and other cultural sites in the state. The Bureau maintains the Cultural Resources Information Display (http://gis.sd.gov/shpoHS/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/shpoHS/Default.aspx), an online map-based inventory of the state’s documented historic and cultural resources and surveys of the state.
Archaeology (http://history.sd.gov/Archaeology/) – works to protect and preserve archaeological sites and objects, including human burial sites.
State Archives (http://history.sd.gov/Archives/) – identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records (such as census records, military records, family histories, and various county, state and federal records) and other documents that can help you research your special sites.