Rosebud Indian Reservation, Rosebud

The Rosebud Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in South Dakota, United States. It is the home of the federally recognized Sicangu Oyate - also known as Sicangu Lakota, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a branch of the Lakota people. The Lakota name Sicangu Oyate translates into English as "Burnt Thigh Nation"; the French term "Brulé Sioux" is also used.The Rosebud Indian Reservation was established in 1889 after the United States' partition of the Great Sioux Reservation. Created in 1868 by the Treaty of Fort Laramie, the Great Sioux Reservation originally covered all of West River, South Dakota, as well as part of northern Nebraska and eastern Montana.The reservation includes all of Todd County, South Dakota, and communities and lands in the four adjacent counties.Geography and populationThe RIR is located in south central South Dakota, and presently includes within its recognized border all of Todd County, an unincorporated county of South Dakota. However, the Oyate also has communities and extensive lands and populations in the four adjacent counties, which were once within the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) boundaries: Tripp, Lyman, Mellette, and Gregory counties, all in South Dakota. Mellette County, especially, has extensive off-reservation trust land, comprising 33.35 percent of its land area, where 40.23 percent of the Sicangu Oyate population lives. Take a look at our Rosebud journey maker tool to schedule your visit to Rosebud Indian Reservation and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This review will be extremely biased as I have lived here for a year now. That being said, there's a belief that you can have more than one "true love in your lifetime." I believe that now...  more »
  • The trip through the reservation is beautiful, rolling prairie land as far as the eye can see. The government's way of treating our native American's is so unforgivable, as anyone who has spent any.....  more »

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