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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://arcgis.sd.gov/server/dtsd/shpoCRGRID/), 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. 

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