South Dakota

South Dakota Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Clinton P. Anderson politician, former u.s. secretary of agriculture
  • Sparky Anderson baseball manager
  • Cathryn Bach actress
  • Jesse Bail professional rodeo rider
  • Bob Barker television host (born in WA)
  • Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) author
  • Stephen F. Briggs co-founder briggs & stratton corp.
  • Tom Brokaw television newscaster
C - G
  • Amanda Clement baseball umpire
  • Shawn Colvin musician
  • Crazy Horse ogala chief
  • Tom Daschle politician
  • Harvey Dunn artist
  • Myron Floren accordionist
  • Joe Foss fighter pilot, south dakota governor
  • Michael Fossum astronaut
  • Charles D. "Sam" Gemar astronaut
  • Dick Green baseball player
H - J
  • Rebecca "Becky" Hammon basketball player
  • Joseph Hansen author
  • Mary Hart television host
  • Oscar Howe artist
  • Hubert H. Humphrey u.s. vice president
  • Roy Braxton Justus cartoonist
  • Cheryl Ladd actress
  • Ward "Piggy" Lambert basketball coach
  • Rose Wilder Lane author
  • Ernest Orlando Lawrence physicist
  • Brock Edward Lesnar wrestler
  • Russell Means american indian activist
  • George McGovern politician
  • Mike Miller basketball player
  • Billy Mills olympic gold medalist
  • White Eagle Moore opera singer
  • Karl Earl Mundt politician
N - P
  • Al Neuharth journalist, founder usa today
  • Pat O'Brien television host
  • James "Scotty" Philip rancher, "man who saved the buffalo" (born in Scotland)
  • Dorothy Provine actress
  • Gladys Pyle politician
R - T
  • Rain-in-the-Face Hunkpapa sioux chief
  • Terry Redlin artist
  • Benjamin Reifel politician
  • Theodore W. Schultz economist
  • Sitting Bull sioux chief
  • Jess Thomas opera singer
  • Casey Tibbs rodeo champion
  • Norm Van Brocklin football player
  • Mamie Van Doren actress
  • Adam Vinatieri football player
  • Abby Whiteside musician

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