South Dakota


History of Arapaho and Cheyenne Treaties

Land Cession 426-2

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

Ponca Census Image

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.



1910 South Dakota Census Map

1910 South Dakota Census Map

1910 South Dakota Census Map



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



Oregon and South Dakota Indians Wounded in Action

Louis Provost, Omaha

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 Indian Honored War Dead

Waldron Frazier, Sioux

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



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



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 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



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