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Royal and Rosalee Runge Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 03509 C
Identifier: H2010-086

Content Description

The collection consists of one typed, fifteen page, oral history interview taken by Rod Moon on February 5, 1996 of an interview with Royal and Rosalee Runge. The majority of the interview deals with Royal’s life in the early 30s and 40s and his experiences with the Native American ceremonial grounds on Medicine Knoll. Other topics covered were the Blizzard of 1966, droughts in the 1970s, fires, and other reminiscence of ranch life. Also included in the collection are two photos of the serpent effigy on Medicine Knoll (Royal is in one of the photos) and photographs of the Pierre Indian Learning School-Explorer Post 279 children who helped maintain parts of Medicine Knoll. Post 279 was organized in 1981. Included in one of the photos is Dayton Canaday, past director of the State Historical Society.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1996


0.1 Cubic Feet