Tribes and Reservations in South Dakota

With respect to its home community in South Dakota, CAIRNS has developed foundational information on this state’s Native communities. Knowledge of the nine tribes and reservations that overlap with South Dakota is fundamental, and must precede more complicated questions like land status, sovereignty or tribal politics. This information is included in the second handbook in the CAIRNS Foundational Resources for Educators series, which was published in 2016.

Above: Detail of Reservations in South Dakota, 2013.

Left: Detail of Flags of Tribes in South Dakota, 2013.