The Dakota Conference

56th Annual Dakota Conference

The two-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 56th Annual Dakota Conference: The Political Plains

  • The conference will be held April 25-26, in the CWS Fantle Building on the Augustana University campus
President Franklin Roosevelt in Devil's Lake, ND, in 1934