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Last modified: 1/02/08

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Famous South Dakotans

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in South Dakota or spent some important time in South Dakota.

Angela Aames, actress

Lyle Alzado, football player

George Amundson, football player

Sparky Anderson, baseball player and coach

Catherine Bach, actress

L. Frank Baum, novelist

Gertrude Bonnin, Sioux writer and activist

Fred Booth, photographer

Tom Brokaw, newscaster

Martha J. Burke (Calamity Jane), cowgirl

Dave Collins, baseball player

Tom Daschel, U.S. senator

Dick Green, baseball player

Carroll Hardy, football player and scout, also baseball player

Mary Hart, TV host

Garney Henley, football player

Wild Bill Hickock, gunfighter and gambler

Poker Alice Huckert, gambler

Hubert Humphrey, U.S. senator and vice president

Jim Iverson, basketball player

Larry Jacobson, football player

Cheryl Ladd, actress

Ernest Lawrence, scientist who built first cyclotron

Randy Lewis, wrestler

Makhpiya-luta (Red Cloud), Oglala chief

Stanislaus Maudlin, missionary

George McGovern, U.S. senator and presidential candidate

James McLaughlin, Indian agent

Russell Means, Native American leader

Smokey Joe Mendel, sprinter and football player

Billy Mills, long distance runner

Al Neuharth, publisher, founder of USA Today

Bob Oates, sportswriter

Dorothy Provine, actress

Terry Redlin, photographer

Pete Retzlaff, football player

Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president

Clark Swisher, sport coach

Tashunca-uitco (Crazy Horse), Oglala Lakota leader

Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man

Norm Van Brocklin, football player and coach

Mamie Van Doran (Joan Lucille Olander), actress

Adam Vinatieri, football player

Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway computers

Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American activist and actor

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