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The OST Webpage is back online! You can also explore the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Database of Ordinances, Minutes, and Resolutions HERE. For instructions, click HERE.



This cites the Kappler’s treaty links that we already link as they have the full-text of the Wheeler-Howard Act. See at end of article.

WOLAKOTA PROJECT Oceti Sakowin Resources

SD Indian Education - Oceti Sakowin

SD Legislature Committee & Task Force Meetings & Minutes


Human Trafficking: Investigations in Indian Country or Involving Native Americans and Actions Needed to Better Report on Victims Served
GAO-17-762T, September 27







Lakota Country Times Call (605) 455-6069 for password 

Native Sun News Access on any OLC campus

Rapid City Journal Print copies at Woksape Tipi; for extended online access call (605) 455-6069

Bennett County Booster II Call (605)455-6069 for password



USA.GOV Federally Recognized Tribes And Resources For Native Americans Resources on health, housing, culture, education, legal issues, tribal land and the environment, and tribal websites

Bureau of Indian Affairs United States Department of Interior

Committee on Indian Affairs United States Senate

National Indian Law Library The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law operated by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Helpful Hint:  This database has the ability to respond to submitted questions, e.g."What is Rama?" Response time was within 48 hours. Response was, "Hello, perhaps you are thinking about a case regarding Ramah?
See the attached case and article. See near the middle of the article for discussion of case and class action suit."


South Dakota Tribes Accuse State Of Violating Indian Welfare Act

Brainwashing and Boarding Schools: Undoing the Shameful Legacy. Bibliography of Indian Boarding Schools: Approximately 1875 to 1940 Prepared at Arizona State University


The following information comes from the black hills knowledge network oglala lakota tab.  The pine ridge and oglala lakota tabs have additional information about the history and status of the pine ridge reservation.

Documents Online

A comprehensive source for federal documents is Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties that was compiled by Charles Kappler and is available online. Use its Index to access all treaties and most laws related to “Sioux” peoples. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is within the original Sioux territory as identified by the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty as well as the Great Sioux Reservation that was established by the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty.

The Great Sioux Reservation was reduced by the 1877 Act  that took the Black Hills plus approximately 7,000,000 acres of land. The reduced Great Sioux Reservation was then dissolved by the 1889 Act and five Lakota reservations, one being Pine Ridge, were established on small portions of its land.

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was further reduced by “the sale and disposition of surplus and unallotted lands in Bennett County” and by loss of lands to the Badlands National Monument and the Badlands Air Force gunnery range. United States Supreme Court decisions, such as the one that determined that “the Sioux nation of Indians” should have been but were not compensated for the taking of the Black Hills by the 1877 Act, are available at


The South Dakota Dashboard is an online community information service that provides people with reliable, up-to-date trend data on geographic South Dakota.

 The Newberry

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. View the history of South Dakota counties in several formats HERE.