|"The Monthly South Dakotan," edited by Doane Robinson first appeared in May 1898. Robinson intended that the magazine promote the state of South Dakota and its various authors, intellects, and historians.
The volumes in this index run from May 1898 to April 1903. The index is sorted by author, date, and title. While having articles of poetry and literature, the main emphasis for "The Monthly South Dakotan" was to deliver a wide variety of South Dakota's history to the magazine's subscribers.