From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dakotas is a collective term used around
the world that refers to the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota together. The term has been
used historically to describe the Dakota Territory, and is continued to
be used to describe the collective heritage,
even diets among
the two states.
The name "Dakota" comes from the Tipi Sapa, a Native American
clan that is a branch of the Sioux nation.
A sub-region of the Frontier Strip, the Dakotas are also
within the Midwestern United States, with
the western portion in the High Plains. According to
the Public Broadcasting
Service, important areas within the Dakotas include the Black Hills, the town
of Deadwood, Fort Buford, Standing Rock Reservation and Wounded Knee. The
River and the Upper Missouri River Valley are
important geological features in the area, as well.
- McMacken, R. (2006) Off the Beaten Path: The Dakotas.
"Serengeti in the
Dakotas", Scientific American. May 2007. Retrieved
"Prairie Basin Wetlands of
the Dakotas: A Community Profile. USGS Northern Prairie
Wildlife Research Center. Retrieved 4/20/08.
"Wild Horses in Montana and
the Dakotas", Retrieved 4/20/08.
"Time Passages, Genealogy of the Dakotas".
"Dakotas rank high on
congressional pork list", ArgusLeader.com. April 2, 2008.
"Black Gold in the
Dakotas", Dakota Voice. April 6, 2008. Retrieved
Wieland, K. (2007) The Dakota Diet: Health Secrets from the
Great Plains. Basic Health Publications.
Olden, S.E. (1918) The People of Tipi Sapa (the Dakotas): Tipi
Sapa Mitaoyate Kin. Morehouse Publishing Company.
"New perspectives on the West:
The Dakotas", PBS. Retrieved 4/20/08.
Coordinates: 46°N 100°W / 46°N