From May 17, 2014 9:00 am until May 17, 2014 6:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by William Schrack
Categories: South Dakota (SD)
Join the park naturalist on a Nature Hike through the new Good Earth State Park, located within Blood Run National Historic Landmark. This nature walk will be an intro and exploration of the new Good Earth State Park at Blood Run & the 13th SD State Park and first in 40 years. The area is significant for its history as a settlement for thousands of American Indians, deriving its name from a late 17th century Indian village complex that covered up to 3,000 acres and spanned both sides of the Big Sioux River. This area is the largest known Oneota (oh-nee-OH-tah) culture site. Oneota is a term designated by archeologists explaining a community of people during a certain time in history, 1200-1700 AD. This community were ancestors to the Ioway, Otoe, Omaha and Ponca American Indian people. All of these tribal groups are related by culture and by language. The landscape along the Big Sioux River made the area popular and much of the landscape remains today. One portable bathroom and drinking fountain are available at the trailhead. Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, bottled water, and bug spray is recommended for this rigorous two-mile hike. This area may not be accessible to people with some disabilities at this time. Please contact the park headquarters directly for more details. Newton Hills: 605-987-2263 or email@example.com. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Outdoor Campus at 605-362-2777 or online at www.outdoorcampus.org.