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South Dakota Reservation Project

Reservations in
South Dakota
By Alexis Aspelin
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters: Eagle Butte, SD
Interesting Fact: “The four bands of the Lakota on the Cheyenne River
Reservation in 1891 represent: Minneconjou, Sans Arc, Blackfeet, Two
Kettle” (Department of Tribal Relations)
Current Event: “Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier told
MSNBC on Sunday that federal-tribal treaties allow the tribe to monitor who comes
through reservations and to turn away travelers if they're from areas known to be
coronavirus hot spots.” (NBC News)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Harold Frazier
Secretary- EvAnn White Feather
Treasurer- Benita Clark
Vice-Chairman- Robert Chasing Hawk
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters:
Ft. Thompson, SD
Current Event:
“January 14, 2016 Jasmine Rae Pickner-Bell, enrolled
member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, will be
performing February 6th at the Verizon Center in
Washington DC for the 25th Anniversary for the
Teach For America. John Legend, Justin Timberlake,
20,000 people and President Obama are expected to
be in attendance. Jasmine Rae Pickner-Bell is a World
Champion Hoop Dancer.” (Crow Creek Connections)
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Peter Lengkeek
Vice Chairman- Richard Coleman, Sr
Secretary- Carla Pickner
Treasurer- Christine Obago
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters: Flandreau, SD
Interesting Fact: “Royal River Casino + Hotel continues to●
be the preferred entertainment destination for excitement
seekers in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota,
northwest Iowa and across the upper Midwest. Located just
35 minutes north of Sioux Falls, SD” (Royal River Casino)
Current Event:
“Crazy Crow Trading Post LLC is the
world’s largest source of Native
American craft supplies, Mountain Man
supplies, clothing and gear, and craft
kits for both!”
“Unfortunately, due to increasing costs,
Crazy Crow Trading Post will no longer
be able to maintain the Event Calendar
by updating or adding new events.”
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
President- Anthony Reider
Vice President- Cyndi Weddell
Secretary- Donalda Montoya
Treasurer- Ryan Kills-a-Hundred
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters:
Lower Brule, SD
Interesting Fact: “The tribe
maintains a herd of bison in three ranges
covering approximately 6,200 acres. One of
these preserves, the Big Game Unit, is
located near the town of Lower Brule and is
also home to almost 200 elk.” (Travel South
Current Event: “The Annual Kul
Wicasa Wacipi (PowWow), Fair and Rodeo.
Second weekend in August -- August 7, 8 &
9, 2020. Plan to attend.”
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Clyde Estes
Vice Chairman- Neil Cody Russell
Secretary/Treasurer- Marvin Grassrope, Sr.
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Headquarters: Pine Ridge, SD
Interesting Fact: “The
reservation is the eighth-largest
reservation in the country, covering
11,000 square miles (approximately
2.2 million acres) in southwestern
South Dakota.” (Travel South
Current Event: “'It’s really
scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe
orders lockdown after COVID-19
hits reservation”
Oglala Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
President- Kevin Killer
Vice President- Alicia Mousseau
Secretary- Stacy Two Lance
Treasurer- Mason Big Crow
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters:
Rosebud, SD
Interesting Fact: “Sinte Gleska
University is among the few tribal
universities in the nation with its own
bison ranch and herd. The University is
leading the nation in research centering
on bison, traditional Lakota buffalo
ceremonies, curriculum development,
and sustainable, culturally-appropriate
and environmentally-safe economic
development.” (Sinte Gleska University)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Current Event: The Sinte Gleska University
Press / SGU Publishing extends the University’s
mission of education, research, and community
service by promoting, publishing, and the
disbursement of works of intellectual and cultural
significance and perpetual value.” (Sinte Gleska
Buy “Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies In
Lakota Stellar Theology” published by Sinte
Gleska University Press Today!
Rosebud Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
President- Rodney M. Bordeaux
Vice President- Scott Herman
Secretary- Wayne Boyd
Treasurer- Stephan DeNoyer III
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe
Reservation Headquarters: Agency Village, SD
Interesting Fact: “The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate owns three casinos… In
consideration and respect for the alliance between the Seven Council Fires, the
Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands have erected seven torches in front of the Dakota
Magic Casino's entry, and each torch is representative of each of the seven bands
among the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota people.” (Visit South Dakota)
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe
Current Event:
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Delbert Hopkins Jr.
Vice Chairman- Lisa Jackson
Secretary- Myran Thompson
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters: Ft.
Yates, ND
Interesting Fact: “Standing Rock is the
birthplace of Sitting Bull (1831-1890), one
of the most widely recognized figures in
Native American history. Known in his
language as Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull
was a medicine man and an Itancan (or
Leader of the People).” (Visit South Dakota)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Current Event: “August 19, 2020 -- SAGE Development Authority, the first
public power authority owned by a single Native nation in the United States,
announced the launch of a new crowdfunding initiative --www.anpetuwi.com -marking the next phase of development for its 235-megawatt wind farm
named AnpetuWi. The wind farm will be located on the Standing Rock Reservation,
outside of Fort Yates, N.D.” (Globe Newswire)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Mike Faith
Vice Chairman- Ira Taken Alive
Secretary- Susan Agard
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Reservation Headquarters: Wagner, SD
Interesting Fact: “The Yankton Tribe maintains a buffalo herd
that roams near the Treaty of 1858 Monument which stands on a
hill north of Greenwood overlooking the Missouri River. The
monument pinpoints the spot where a treaty designating land for the
Dakota Sioux was signed.” (Travel South Dakota)
Current Event:
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Yankton Sioux Tribe:
Executive Tribal Positions
Chairman- Robert Flying Hawk
Vice Chairman- Jason Cooke
Secretary- Glenford “Sam” Sully
Treasurer- Kenneth Cook
Work Cited:
C. (2020). Native American Craft Supplies - Beads, Leather, Feathers, Kits. Crazy Crow Trading Post.
Crow Creek Connections - About Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and Oscar Howe. (2019). Crow Creek Connections.
Li, D. K. (2020, May 12). South Dakota tribes defy governor and maintain checkpoints in coronavirus fight. NBC News.
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. (2019). Lowerbrulesiouxtribe. https://www.lowerbrulesiouxtribe.com/about
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. (2021). Travel South Dakota.
“It’s really scary for us”: Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation. (2020, May 12). Indianz.
Work Cited:
Royal River Casino. (2019, October 9). About Us. https://royalrivercasino.com/casino/about
SGU Publishing. (2021). Sinte Gleska University. http://www.sintegleska.edu/sgupublishing.html
Rickert, L. (2020, March 12). Yankton Sioux Tribe Closes Tribal Offices after Coronavirus Patient Diagnosed. Currents.
St. Joseph’s Indian School. (2020). Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation - Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. (2021). Travel South Dakota.