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History of Arapaho and Cheyenne Treaties

These treaties were instrumental in establishing and defining the relationship between the United States and the Arapaho and Cheyenne Confederation. They also impacted the history of the tribe after it signed the initial treaty of 1825. Each succeeding treaty will show the historian a shrinking land mass controlled by the Arapaho and Cheyenne. Includes land cession maps detailing the land ceded by the Arapaho and Cheyenne.

1930 Ponca Census Extraction

An extraction of the 1930 Indian Census for the Ponca tribe of the Ponca Reservation in South Dakota. In 1930 there were 398 members that fell under the jurisdiction of the Yankton Agency. Most of them still resided within the Ponca Reservation, but some had moved elsewhere and are so indicated within the actual census images. This extraction provides their given names, surnames, sometimes the maiden name, age, and sex of each tribal member.

Massacres of the Mountains

J.P. Dunn wrote Massacres of the Mountains in an attempt to separate historical fact from sensational fiction and to verify the problems that plagued the Indian tribes in this country of years. He doesn’t assign blame, but lets it fall where it belongs by meticulous research and the accurate, unbiased depiction of the true causes and subsequent results of some of the most famous Indian conflicts.

South Dakota Genealogy at Ancestry

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for South Dakota genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can try a 14 day free trial and see if you can find any of your South Dakota genealogy at Ancestry! South Dakota Genealogy Databases – Subscription May be Required Ancestry Free Trial Statewide Genealogy A brief history of South Dakota Doane Robinson’s encyclopedia of South Dakota History of our county and state South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949 South Dakota, Territorial Census, 1885 Web: South Dakota, Find A Grave Index, 1861-2011 South Dakota Military Data at Ancestry A famous battery and its campaigns, 1861-’64 : the career of Corporal James Tanner in war and in peace : early days in the Bla Miscellaneous South Dakota data at Ancestry History of the Minnesota Valley, including the Explorers and pioneers of Minnesota South Dakota County Specific Genealogy at Ancestry A comprehensive history of Minnehaha County, South Dakota : its background, her pioneers, their record of achievement and devel A history of Jerauld County, South Dakota Douglas County history and centennial observances, 1961 Douglas County tales and towns History of Charles Mix County, South Dakota History of Faulk County, South Dakota History of Hyde County, South Dakota : from its organization to the present time History of Marshall County, Dakota : its topography and natural history, and sketches of pioneer settlers, with...

Oregon and South Dakota Indians Wounded in Action

The following Indians Wounded in Action, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Oregon John Sampson, Cayuse-Umatilla, France Edson Chiloquin, Klamath-Modoc Roland Jackson, Klamath-Paiute LeRoy A. Moore, Klamath-Madoc Marvin J. Walker, Klamath John Jackson, Jr., Klamath South Dakota Theodore Taylor, Sioux (Flandreau), New Guinea Ralph Gullickson, Sioux (Flandreau) Aochen Warren Gullickson, Sioux (Flandreau), Leyte Woodrow Keeble, Sioux (Sisseton), North Africa Francis Adams, Sioux (Sisseton), Italy Joseph Gray, Sioux (Sisseton), Germany Leroy Heminger, Sioux (Sisseton), France Nathan Wilson, Sioux (Sisseton), Germany Floyd P. Deegon, Sioux (Sisseton), Palous Herman Thompson, Sioux (Sisseton), Philippines Louis M DeCoteau, Sioux (Sisseton), Germany Louis Provost, Omaha, Belgium Leo Shot With Two Arrows, Sioux (rosebud), Germany Enoch Bald Eagle, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Edward Eagle Boy, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Philip Elk Head, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Joe Paul Fourbear, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Joe Gray, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Robert C. Hale, Sioux (Cheyenne River) James Hand Boy, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Charles Hiatt, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Lawrence Horn, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Clifford Iron Moccasin, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Charles Kessler, Sioux (Cheyenne River) George Knife, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Charles Lofferty, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Levi LeBeau, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Vincent J. LeBeau, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Louis LeCompte, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Roy R. Smith, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Sampson One Skunk, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Ziebach Thompson, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Cecil Curley, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Gomet Black Bear, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Robert Manley, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Aloysius A. Fielder, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Earl Kessler, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Douglas Collins, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Philip LaBlanc, Sioux (Cheyenne...

South Dakota Indian Honored War Dead

The following Honored War Dead, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Guy L. Archambeau, Sioux (Yankton, USA Daniel L. Quickbear, Sioux (Rosebud), Africa Joseph Running Horse, Sioux (Rosebud), Peleliu Raymond Lodge Skin, Sioux (Rosebud), Germany Warren C. Bonnin, Sioux (Yankton), Guam Floyd Bear Saves Life, Sioux (Pine Ridge), France Philip G. Atkinson, Sioux (Rosebud), France Ruben E. Redfeather, Sioux (Rosebud), France Stanley C. Rogers, Sioux (Rosebud), Luzon Ole J. Johnson, Sioux (Sisseton), Germany James L. Janis, Sioux (Pine Ridge), Luxembourg Waldron Frazier, Sioux (Cheyenne River), USA Stanley Goodbird, Sioux (Sisseton), Africa Joseph Supangi, Sioux (Sisseton), France William Keoke, Sioux (Sisseton), Italy Louis LaBelle, Sioux (Sisseton), France Arthur F. Sanders, Sioux (Sisseton), France Norman Redthunder, Sioux (Sisseton), Germany Jacob Wood, Sioux (Sisseton), Europe Alexander DuMarce, Sioux (Sisseton), Biak Island Robert Lee White, Sioux (Sisseton), USA Charles Under Baggage Jr., Sioux (Pine Ridge), France Elmer A. Feather, Sioux (Sisseton), Luzon William Bird Horse, Sioux (Standing Rock), Europe George D. LaPlant, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Levi Traversie, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Art Blue Arm, Sioux (Cheyenne River) Fred Colombe, Sioux (Rosebud), Luzon Winfield Loves War, Sioux (Standing Rock), Europe Joseph Hairychin, Sioux (Standing Rock), Pacific Thomas Crow Necklace, Sioux (Standing Rock), France William Flying Horse, Sioux (Standing Rock), Luzon Vincent Village Center, Sioux (Standing Rock), Belgium Aaron G. Bettelyoun, Sioux (Pine Ridge), Holland Louis Raymond Cottier, Sioux (Pine Ridge), Leyte Clement Crazy Thunder, Sioux (Pine Ridge), Iwo Jima Matt Good Shield, Sioux (Pine Ridge), New Guinea Jacob Herman Jr. , Sioux (Pine Ridge), Holland...

Cahill, Joseph Earl – Obituary

Funeral services for Joseph Earl Cahill, who died early Saturday morning at his home in Sturgis, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Berry officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Cahill was born on October 2, 1897, at Chicago, Ill., to Simon and Ida Cahill. At the age of 17 he came to a ranch on Flint Rock Creek north of Red Elm. On Oct. 30, 1926 he married Alice V. Boers at Dupree, and in 1943 the family moved to Rapid City. In 1946 they moved to Sturgis where they have lived since. In 1947 he went to work for the Veterans Hospital at Ft. Meade, retiring in 1967. He is survived by his wife, Alice [Boers] of Sturgis; two sons, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Spokane, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Freeman of Sturgis, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Black Hills Press, June 1, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

South Dakota Cemetery Records

South Dakota Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the South Dakota county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. South Dakota Cemetery Records Aurora to Meade CountiesSouth Dakota Cemetery Records Mellette to Ziebach...

South Dakota World War 2 NMCG Casualty List

Inclusion of names in this South Dakota World War II Casualty List has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment. Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualties in the United States area or as a result of disease, homicide or suicide in any location is not included. This is a state summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded residence of next of kin. Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore will be officially presumed or determined dead. Some will be found alive. The last official notice to next of kin will take precedence over this list. Compiled, February 1946 South Dakota Summary of War Casualties Dead: Combat 291 Prison Camp 8 Missing 1 Wounded 303 Released Prisoners 10 Total 613 South Dakota World War 2 NMCG Casualty List South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List – A Surnames South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List – B Surnames South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List – C Surnames South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List – D Surnames South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List – E-F Surnames South Dakota WW2 NMCG Casualty List –...

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