02 July 2011

Sioux Indian Nation

Today we travel into the rich farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the Sioux Indian nation. We'll stop in Mitchell to see the Corn Palace, a remarkable moorish-style building where the interior and exterior are covered with designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain. Then we take a scenic drive through the Crow Creek Indian Reservation and along the mighty Missouri River to Pierre, the state capital for our overnight stay.

Mitchell Corn Palace


  1. Howdy partners ( you are going into the REAL West now).
    Well after a "rousing rendition" of "Ole Man River" on the paddle steamer, I guess you are now practicing your vocal tones for a GUSTY rendition of "The Black Hills of Dakota"???
    I foresee a severe case of laryngitis by the time you board QF16 for the return to Brisbane!
    I hope you read Carol-Ann's plea carefully and didn't go beserk in the "Mall of America"??
    Hey ho Silvers and off you gallop!!! ( Must practice my cowboy talk for your return!)
    Colin (HB)

  2. Wow what a place never seen or heard about it before.

  3. Hi Bill! Sorry for the absence; another busy fortnight... No holidays... ;)

    What a fabulous trip you're having.... I'm green with envy... ;)

    Blogtrotter Two is touring Cap Corse... Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. I've saw something on TV a few years ago about this Corn Palace but forgot all about it until I saw your post. You are making your way west....

  5. At the first glance I thought I was in Russia, lol ! We crossed South Dakota too, but in 1971 Indians were parked in reserves and it was not allowed to have any contact with them !
    What a wonderful "sightseeing" trip you are doing !

  6. Hi all,
    You are looking at a couple of very happy travellers. We arrived in Pierre, South Dakota (pronounced Pier), this afternoon and headed into town to a real Italian Restaurant where we had the most delicious Prime Rib Stakes served with real vegetables, I tell you we were in heaven. We ordered the small size stakes but they were huge, but just melted in your mouth. The main town block is all sand-bagged as they were expecting the town to flood but apparently the town was spared which is good.

    There are only 13,000 inhabitants in Pierre, even though it is the Capitol of South Dakota, so 50 Australian tourists are a novelty. the hotel is great, it has High-speed free Internet access which makes me happy. Early tomorrow we head for Keystone and Mt Rushmore and at night dinner with Crazy Horse the big mountain carving of which we saw a movie totay in the bus. It's a great trip with a great bunch of people and a funny redhead tour guide.


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