The Dakota Conference

55th Annual Dakota Conference

The 2-day annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains is a humanities-based public affairs program of the Center for Western Studies (CWS) that explores topics specific to the region in their historical and cultural contexts. Several noted historians have addressed the conference, but non-academic presenters are equally welcome. Conference organizers always seek the participation of Native peoples. The Dakota Conference is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The 55th Annual Dakota Conference: The Outlaw Plains

  • The conference will be held April 27-28, 2023, in the Center for Western Studies Fantle Building on the Augustana University campus.
Jesse James