Rosebud Indian Reservation

The Rosebud Indian Reservation (RIR) is an Indian reservation in South Dakota, United States. It is the home of the federally recognized Sicangu Oyate (the Upper Brulé Sioux Nation) – also known as Sicangu Lakota, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST), 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.

Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation
Location in South Dakota
TribeRosebud Sioux Tribe
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
Todd (all)
  BodyRosebud Sioux Tribal Council
  PresidentScott Herman
  Vice-PresidentWillie Kindle
  TreasurerStephan DeNoyer III
  SecretaryNicole Marshall
  Total5,103.214 km2 (1,970.362 sq mi)
  Density2.2/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

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 (the area west of the Missouri River), as well as part of northern Nebraska and eastern Montana.

Since then, the reservation has been reduced considerably in size, as has happened with the other Sioux reservations. It includes Todd County, South Dakota, and certain communities and lands in the four adjacent counties.

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