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News report :: Institute of American Indian Studies - USD

Charles Trimble was born in Wanblee SD in 1935. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from USD in 2008 for his distinguished record of public service, and was inducted in the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2013.


Below are listed some of the organizations Mr. Trimble has served:

American Indian Press Association

National Congress of American Indian

American Indian National Bank in Washington DC


National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

World Council of Indigenous Peoples

U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities

Human Rights Experts meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Historical Society

Board of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation

State Historic Preservation Board

American Folklife Center Board of Trustees in the Library of Congress

Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota


For his biography and a more complete list of his service, see the Institute of American Indian Studies News Report, Spring 2009 on the Digital Library of South Dakota (http://explore.digitalsd.org/digital/collection/univ_arc/id/2117/rec/2)

Please contact the Archives and Special Collections for a guide to his papers.

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In the Archives and Special Collections, we have examples of schoolwork that were part of the South Dakota education exhibit at the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893.


USD president, Joseph Mauck, was the head South Dakota education exhibit for the fair (Cummins, The University of South Dakota 1862-1966, p. 51).

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