South Dakota Indian Agencies and Schools

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Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction.

Canton Insane Asylum, South Dakota
Post-office: Canton, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Canton, South Dakota; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from asylum; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Canton, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; distance, 2 miles.

Cheyenne River Agency and School, South Dakota
Post-office: Cheyenne Agency, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Gettysburg, South Dakota; Western Union, 20 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Gettysburg, South Dakota, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; hence stage daily, except Sunday, 20 miles.

Cherry Creek sub-agency.
Post-office; Cherry Creek, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 80 miles.

Day schools, Nos. 1, 5, and 7.
Post-office: White Horse, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 65, 55, and 40 miles, respectively.

Day school, No. 8.
Post-office: Cherry Creek, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 80 miles.

Thunder Butte day school.
Post-office: Thunder Butte, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 90 miles.

Thunder Butte sub-agency.
Post-office: Thunder Butte, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 90 miles.

White Horse sub-agency.
Post-office: White Horse, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: By team from agency, 40 miles.

Crow Creek Agency and School, South Dakota.
Post-office: Crow Creek, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Chamberlain, South Dakota; Western Union, 25 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station; Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday; 25 miles. Or Highmore, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 38 miles. River route from Chamberlain in summer for freight only.

Immaculate Conception mission school.
Post-office: Stephan, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Highmore, South Dakota; Western Union.
Railroad station: Highmore, South Dakota, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. thence stage, tri-weekly, 22 miles; from agency, 16 miles.

Flandreau School, South Dakota
Post-office: Flandreau, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Flandreau, South Dakota; Western Union, ¾ mile from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Flandreau, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; school, 1 mile from station. Or Eagan, South Dakota, via Sioux City; thence hired team, 5 miles.

Lower Brule School, South Dakota
Post-office: Lower Brule, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Chamberlain, South Dakota; Western Union, 30 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Reliance, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 16 miles.

Pierre School, South Dakota
Post-office: Pierre, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Pierre, South Dakota; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Pierre, South Dakota, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 2 miles.

Pine Ridge Agency and School, South Dakota
Post-office: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Rushville, Nebraska; Western Union, 25 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Rushville, Nebraska, on Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 25 miles. Or Chadron, Nebraska, on same road; thence hired team, 32 miles.

Day schools Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28.
Post-office: Pine Ridge, South Dakota Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence hired team, 5 to 30 miles.

Day schools Nos. 7, 8.
Post-office: Manderson, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence hired team, 15 and 16 miles, respectively.

Day schools Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12.
Post-office: Manderson, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence stage, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, to Manderson, 18 miles; thence hired team, ½ to 15 miles. Or Gordon; thence hired team, 45 to 55 miles.

Day school No. 14.
Post-office: Lacreek, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Merriman, Nebraska, on Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 14 miles.

Day schools Nos. 13, 15, 16.
Post-office: Porcupine, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence stage to Porcupine, 28 miles; thence hired team, 5, 13, ½ miles, respectively. Or Gordon; thence hired team, 52, 45, and 40 miles, respectively.

Day school No. 17.
Post-office: Kyle, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence stage to Porcupine, 28 miles; thence hired team, 12 miles. Or Merriman; thence stage to Kyle, 45 miles; thence hired team, 5 miles.

Day schools Nos. 18, 19, 29.
Post-office: Kyle, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence stage to Porcupine, 28 miles; thence hired team, 17 miles, to Kyle; thence hired team, 34, 5, and 3 miles, respectively. Or Merriman; thence stage to Kyle, 45 miles; thence hired team, as above.

Day schools Nos. 20, 21, 22.
Post-office: Allen, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Merriman; thence stage to Allen, 30 miles; thence hired team, 7, 3, 13 miles, respectively. Or agency; thence stage and team via Allen, 57, 53, 65 miles, respectively.

Day school No. 23.
Post-office: Kyle, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Merriman; thence stage to Kyle, 45 miles; thence hired team, 15 miles. Or agency to Kyle by stage; thence hired team; or Interior, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 15 miles.

Day school No. 24.
Post-office: Allen, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Kadoka, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 22 miles. Or Merriman to Allen by stage; thence hired team, 25 miles; or agency to Allen.

Day school No. 31.
Post-office: Gamble, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Merriman; thence tri-weekly stage to Gamble, 22 miles.

Holy Rosary Mission School.
Post-office: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence hired team, 4 miles.

Medicine Root sub-agency.
Post-office: Kyle, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Merriman, Nebraska, on Northwestern Rwy; thence stage, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 45 miles. Or Gordon, Nebraska, same road; thence hired team, 50 miles; or agency; thence stage to Porcupine, 28 miles; thence hired team, 17 miles.

Pass Creek sub-agency.
Post-office: Allen, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency
Railroad station: Merriman, Nebraska; thence stage, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 30 miles. Or agency; thence hired team, 50 miles.

Porcupine sub-agency.
Post-office: Porcupine, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Agency; thence stage, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 28 miles. Or Gordon, Nebraska; thence hired team, 40 miles.

Wakpamni sub-agency.
Post-office: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency.

White Clay sub-agency.
Post-office: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence hired team, 18 miles.

Wounded Knee sub-agency.
Post-office: Manderson, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Via agency.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence stage, Monday, Wednesday, and Fri day, 18 miles. Or Gordon, Nebraska; thence hired team, 40 miles.

Rapid City School, South Dakota
Post-office: Rapid City, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Rapid City, South Dakota; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Rapid City, South Dakota, on Chicago and Northwestern lines from east, north, and south; on Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Rwy. from east; from west by R. C. B. H. & W. Rwy., which connects with Burlington lines at Mystic, South Dakota School team daily from Rapid City to school, 2 miles.

Rosebud Agency, South Dakota
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Valentine, Nebraska; Western Union, 35 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Valentine, Nebraska, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 35 miles. Or Crookston, Nebraska, on same railroad; thence hired team, 25 miles.

Agency boarding school.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Valentine, Nebraska; thence telephone via agency.
Railroad station: Valentine, Nebraska; thence hired team, 30 miles. Or same as agency; thence 15 miles.

Thirteen day schools.
Post-office.: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: All reached by agency.
Railroad station: All via agency.

Big White River day school.
Post-office: Houston, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Kennebec, South Dakota, 17 miles from school; thence messenger, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Reliance, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 20 miles.

Big White River issue station.
Post-office: Oacoma, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reliance, South Dakota, 9 miles from issue station; thence messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Same as above, 15 miles.

Black Pipe issue station.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Valentine, Nebraska; thence telephone to agency; thence messenger, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence 28 miles. Or Cody, Nebraska, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 35 miles.

Bull Creek day school.
Post-office: Dixon, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Dixon, South Dakota, 8 miles from school; thence messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: New Dallas, on the Bonesteel extension of the Chicago and Northwestern Rwy., 18 miles from the school.

Butte Creek day school.
Post-office: Wood, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 6 hours.
Railroad station: Via agency.

Butte Creek issue station.
Post-office: Wood, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 5 hours.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence 32 miles.

Cut Meat Creek issue station.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence 12 miles.

Little Crow’s day school.
Post-office: Wood, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 7 hours.
Railroad station: Via agency.

Little White River issue station.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Same as agency; thence 28 miles.

Milk s Camp day school.
Post-office: St. Charles, South Dakota
Telegraph address: St. Charles or Herrick, South Dakota; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Herrick, South Dakota, on the Bonesteel extension of the Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 7 miles.

Ponca Creek issue station.
Post-office: St. Charles, South Dakota
Telegraph address: St. Charles or Herrick, South Dakota; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Herrick, South Dakota, on the Bonesteel extension of the Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 7 miles.

St. Francis mission school.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 1½ hours.
Railroad station: Crookston, Nebraska, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 18 miles. Or same as agency; thence 8 miles.

St. Mary s mission school.
Post-office: Rosebud, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by telephone from agency.
Railroad station: Valentine, Nebraska; thence hired team, 30 miles. Or same as agency; thence 12 miles.

Spring Creek day school.
Post-office: Kilgore, Nebraska
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Georgia, Nebraska; thence hired team, 10 miles. Or same as agency; thence 18 miles.

Whirlwind Soldier day school.
Post-office: Cavite, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 10 hours.
Railroad station: Murdo, South Dakota; thence hired team, 15 miles. Or same as agency; thence 50 miles.

White Thunder day school.
Post-office: Wood, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Reached by agency messenger, 4 hours.
Railroad station: Via agency.

Sisseton Agency, South Dakota
Post-office: Sisseton, South Dakota (R. F. D. No. 4.)
Telegraph address: Sisseton, South Dakota; Western Union, 10 miles from agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Peever, South Dakota; on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 5 miles. Or Sisseton, South Dakota; thence hired team, 10 miles.

Agency boarding school.
Post-office: Sisseton, South Dakota (R. F. D. No. 4.)
Telegraph address: Same as agency; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Peever, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team 6½ miles. Or Sisseton, South Dakota; thence hired team, 8½ miles.

Springfield School, South Dakota
Post-office: Springfield, South Dakota Telegraph address: Springfield, South Dakota; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Springfield, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.

Yankton Agency and School, South Dakota
Post-office: Greenwood, South Dakota
Telegraph address: Wagner, South Dakota; Western Union, 16 miles from agency and school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Wagner, South Dakota, on Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence daily stage (except Sunday), 16 miles.



MLA Source Citation:

Department Of The Interior. Routes To Indian Agencies And Schools, Office Of Indian Affairs, Corrected To April 1, 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1910. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/south-dakota-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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