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My 2012 South Dakota Trip
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Our last stop before heading home is SIOUX FALLS, SD

The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River. The falls were created about 14,000 years ago during the last ice age. The lure of the falls has been a powerful influence. Ho-Chunk, Ioway, Otoe, Missouri, Omaha (and Ponca at the time), Quapaw, Kansa, Osage, Arikira, Dakota, Nakota and Cheyenne people inhabited the region previous to European descendants. Numerous burial mounds still exist on the high bluffs near the river. These people operated an agricultural society that built fortified villages on many of the same sites that were previously settled. Lakota populate urban and reservation communities in the contemporary state and many Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, and other Indigenous Americans reside in Sioux Falls today.
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Nov 12 2012 03:14 GMT potterjo
Powerful water, wonderful image.
Nov 12 2012 07:23 GMT bandsix
I love this image John...especially the way the people in the scene give scale to the falls:))
Nov 12 2012 09:37 GMT Bellavista
what a breath taking place John!!
Nov 12 2012 12:13 GMT PhotoPro PRO
this is a beauty!
Nov 12 2012 19:03 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
It's amazing how small the people are! Great composition.
Nov 12 2012 19:31 GMT LizSA
Interesting fall formation.. I like this John..