Dakota Historians Survey Curses of 'Deadwood' Historians in the real-life, 21st-century town of Deadwood, S.D., say the extensive use of profanity in the HBO series Deadwood is plenty accurate. The show is set in a Wild West mining town, where colorful language served as a relief valve for rising tensions.

Dakota Historians Survey Curses of 'Deadwood'

Dakota Historians Survey Curses of 'Deadwood'

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Historians in the real-life, 21st century town of Deadwood, S.D., say the extensive use of profanity in the HBO series Deadwood is plenty accurate. The show is set in a Wild West mining town, where colorful language served as a relief valve for rising tensions.

Charles Michael Ray reports for South Dakota Public Radio.