is a state located in the Midwestern region of the
. It is bordered by
to the north,
to the east,
to the southeast,
to the south, and
to the west.
It is named after the Lakota and Dakota
Sioux Native American tribes. Once a part of Dakota Territory, South Dakota became the 40th state on November 2, 1889. Pierre (pronounced "peer", rather than the French "pyair" by the inhabitants) is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of nearly 160,000, is South Dakota's largest city.
The state is famously home to the
Black Hills and Mount Rushmore.
North and South Dakota were ravaged by the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Years after the eruption, the U.S. government passed New Homestead Act, hoping to revitalize the Dakotas, among other states.
the Race either occupying or attacking much of the territory along the Mississippi, both South Dakota and North Dakota became critical to the American war-effort.
Hanover (province), Mississippi (The Two Georges), Washington (province)
The area of the
OTL South Dakota is divided up among the NAU provinces as follows:
Hanover: Includes the southwestern part of the state, along with all of OTL Wyoming, eastern Montana, eastern Colorado, and Nebraska north of the Platte River.
Washington: Includes the northwestern portion of the state, along with all of OTL Saskatchewan, northeastern Montana, and western North Dakota.