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educator , historian

Herbert Theodore Hoover, American historian, educator. National Endowment of the Humanities research awardee, 1978-1982; grantee South Dakota Committee on Humanities, since 1985; Center for We. Studies scholar, 1988.


Hoover, Herbert Theodore was born on March 9, 1930 in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. Son of Clyde A. and Bessie May (Olin) Hoover.


Bachelor, New Mexico State University, 1960. Master of Arts, New Mexico State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1966.


Associate professor of history, East Texas State University, Commerce, 1965-1966;professor of history, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, since 1967;director American Indian Studies Program and Oral History, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, since 1985. Member Rhodes Scholar South Dakot State Selection Committee, since 1991. Director Newberry Library.

Center for the History of the American Indian, Chicago, 1981-1983. Expert witness Federal District Court, since 1985. Advisory panel National Endowment for Humanities, 1977-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (anthologies) 46 chapters in 21 vols. Author/co-author 20 vols. Including: The Yankton Sioux, The Sioux and Other Native American Cultures of the Dakotas, A New South Dakota History, 2005.

      Contributor chapters in encyclopedias and 20 articles to professional journals.


Member South Dakot Humanities Council, 1972-1980. Board of trustees South Dakot History Society, 1985-1989. National county Augustana College Center for Western Studies, since 1984.

With United States Navy, 1950-1955. Member Western History Association, Organisation American Historians, Phi Alpha Theta (international advisory board 1985-1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, ethnic studies, ethnology, music.


Married Carol Goss, July 27, 1993. Children: Carmen, Christopher.

Clyde A. Hoover

Bessie May (Olin) Hoover

Carol Goss

Carmen Hoover

Christopher Hoover