“As I studied literature in college. . . . there just wasn’t a lot out there about the woman who tended the home fires, who ran to town for parts, who cooked the meals, who took care of the children. There is a body of literature about the cowgirl who is out there alongside her husband, and that’s honorable in its own right, but I felt like the story of so many women of the plains needed to be honored—because of their importance, not just in an agricultural lifestyle, but any lifestyle. . . .”—Darcy Lipp-Acord speaking about Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey on Dakota Midday, 24 February 2014.
Listen to the rest of her interview here.
Darcy Lipp-Acord will be speaking live for the History and Heritage Book Club at three locations via the Digital Dakota Network on 11 March 2014.
- Pierre: Cultural Heritage Center, 7PM CST
- Rapid City: South Dakota School of Mines, Classroom Building, room 109, 6PM MST
- Sioux Falls: South Dakota University Center, Administration Building, room 145, 7PM CST
Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey is available for $16.95 plus shipping and tax and can be purchased from most bookstores or ordered directly from the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Visit www.sdshspress.com or call (605) 773-6009. For publicity information, please contact our Marketing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.