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Tiwahe & Tiospaye Research Guides and Resources

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Research family and local history; it includes census, military, and gravestone records with over 25,000 family and local history books; accessible from home through the SD State Library portal with your OLC library card.

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Research family and local history with access to thousands of collections from around the world, with immigration, military, birth, death, census records; store your family tree info through individual account.
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Genealogy information focusing upon US military records by war; accessible from home through the SD Library portal.

FamilySearch logo -- Use to make flyer for Family History add'l meeting.  Combine this "tree" with circle picture scrap… | Family search, Genealogy,  Family historyFamily Search Genealogy information from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; no cost and requires your own registration but enables you to build on your research as well as save your work in your account.

AMERTRIBES Extensive tribal, band, and tiospaye information here; it helps to register for an account to improve search results but you can still find a lot of information on the Teton/Lakota boards.

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 Roff1985;

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

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

Families of Pine Ridge, genealogy indexLadeane Miller2010;

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

Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn: A biographical dictionary of Sioux, Cheyenne, and military personnel; 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 at Woksape Tipi


Most of the records contain burials only prior to 1940


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


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;

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 Census1906

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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