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Archives : Genealogy & Tiospaye Resources

Tiwahe Research Guides and Resources

Click the PDF with embedded links to use as a visual guide for working with OLC's Heritage Quest accessible from home with your library card! 

Indexes and Family Histories

These publications are cataloged and available at the archives:

McGaa Family History DocumentsLinda McGaa-Cosper, 2014;

Dimming Trails, Fading Memories: Recollections of Art and Mary Roff, 1985;

Dimming Trails, Fading Memories: Recollections of Mortimer and Julia Clifford, 1983;

Livermont Family History and Genealogy, Dale Young, Wyman Babby, Richard van Pelt, 2005;

Families of Pine Ridge, genealogy index, Ladeane Miller, 2010;

U.S. Department of the Interior Biographical and Historical Index of American Indians and Persons Involved in Indian Affairs: eight volumes, 1966;

Little Big Horn Warriors Index; 2013

Stella Iron Cloud Genealogy Resource Collection

Adams/Brown/Pourier/Richard Tiospayes;

Bad Wound Tiospaye;

Ben Reifel Tiospaye;

Bissonette Tiospaye;

Black Twin Tiospaye;

Coats/Cummings Tiospayes;

Crazy Horse Tiospaye;

Pay Pay Tiospaye

Ross Tiospaye;

Short Bull/Flying Horse/Brave/Good Soldier Tiospayes;

Wilson Tiospaye;

Paul Brill Omaha Genealogies;

Santee Agency Revision of Names, 1904

Dakota Tiospayes

Church and Cemetery Records

These materials are available in the Genealogy Resource Collection in the archives:


Bingham Hill Cemetery Laporte & Bellvue Colorado, Rose L. Brinks;

Catholic Baptisms, St. Louis, MO, 1765-1840 St. Louis Genealogical Society;

Catholic Marriages, St. Louis, MO, 1774-1840 St. Louis Genealogical Society;

Early History of the Pine Ridge 1874-1892, Episcopal Church;

Guide to the Archives of the Episcopal Church in South Dakota, Episcopal Church;

The Teepee and the Church: Early Territorial Catholic Vital Records of Indians & Settlers, 1838-1877, compiled by Margie Sobotka;


Most of the records contain burials only prior to 1940


Bennett County (Veterans)

WPA Veterans Indexes for Bennett/Shannon (Oglala Lakota) Counties


Pine Ridge Agency Record Books

These ledgers are available for viewing, but are fragile and require advance request:

Pine Ridge Office of Indian Affairs Tract Books 1906-1918

Pine Ridge Agency Allotment Book, 1941

Pine Ridge Agency Annuity Book, 1879

Register of Indian Supplies Received at Pine Ridge Agency, 1894

Pine Ridge Agency Revision of Names Census, 1906

War Department OCE Construction Division Aerial Gunnery Range Tract Register, 1945

Pine Ridge Census for All Residents and Non-Residents by Family Number, 1956

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