Communities in South Dakota
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is comprised primarily of descendants of “Mdewakantonwan”, a member of the Isanti division of the Great Sioux Nation, and refer to themselves as Dakota, which means friend or ally. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation is 2,500 acres of land located along and near the Big Sioux River in Moody County, South Dakota, in a region known as the Prairie Coteau, which consists primarily of undulating or gently rolling land.
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is located on the Missouri River 60 miles southeast of Pierre and is inside Buffalo County, South Dakota. The reservation and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe are organized into three Districts: Big Bend, Crow Creek, and Fort Thompson. Crow Creek Tribal Schools include an elementary school at Fort Thompson and a K-12 boarding and day school approximately 10 miles away.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
The Lake Traverse Reservation is located in the northeastern part of South Dakota and a small portion of southeastern corner of North Dakota. The reservation boundaries extend across seven counties, two in North Dakota and five in South Dakota.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is situated in North and South Dakota. The people of Standing Rock are members of the Dakota and Lakota Nations. The Dakota people of Standing Rock include the Upper Yanktonai in their language called Ihanktonwana which translates “Little End Village” and Lower Yanktonai, called Hunkpatina in their language, “Campers at the Horn” or “End of the Camping Circle”. The Lakota people of the Standing Rock Reservation include the Hunkpapa which means “Campers at the Horn” in English and Sihasapa or “Blackfeet,” not to be confused with the Algonquian Blackfeet of Montana and Canada which are an entirely different group.
Communities in North Dakota
Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
The Fort Berthold Agency, formerly situated at Elbowoods until 1953 when it was flooded by the Garrison Dam, is now located in New Town. The reservation lies on both sides of the Missouri, including parts of Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, and Mountrail counties. The seat of tribal government for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation lies four miles west of New Town, ND. (Link to Tribe Website)
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) Reservation sits within Rolette County, North Dakota and host landscapes ranging from grasslands to boreal forest and a geology that readily dates the power of nature and prehistoric life which once dominated the area. mo Link to Tribe Website)
Spirit Lake Tribe
Total enrolled members living on the Spirit Lake reservation is 2,069. These numbers represent the enrolled members who have their current physical address updated with the Enrollment Office. But, the total enrollment of Spirit Lake Tribe is 7,256 members. There is fishing on Spirit Lake in the summer months which you can continue until the end of winter. You can also visit the Fort Totten State Historic Site located in Fort Totten and which the people of Spirit Lake call ‘The Square.’ Sullys Hill National Game Preserve near Fort Totten has a herd of North American Bison, prairie dog town, scenic outlooks and a Visitor Center.