South Dakota is a state where the nation’s biggest commodity crops co-exist with an abundance of wild foods. The traditions of European settlers and the original Plains Indians inhabitants also stand side-by-side. From the Missouri River to the Badlands, the state’s imposing natural beauty draws in road-tripping tourists, but what about the people who call South Dakota home? Click through the gallery to see what you’ll find here and nowhere else.
Sara Bir is Paste’s contributing food editor. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Sausagetarian.