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South Dakota Frontier Forts Prior to 1902
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Bennett Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, at the Cheyenne Agency; now town of that name.
Big Cottonwood Creek Camp on, South Dakota – Sixty miles southwest of Pierre.
Cedar Fort, South Dakota – Twenty-eight miles above Pierre.
Cheyenne Agency Fort at, South Dakota – Fort Bennett.
Dakota Fort, South Dakota – At Sioux Falls, on Big Sioux River.
Dewey George, Camp, South Dakota – At Sioux Falls.
George Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, 20 miles below Pierre.
James Fort, South Dakota – On James River, at its junction with Shell Creek
Lookout Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, about 40 miles below Pierre.
Meade Fort, South Dakota – On Bear Butte Creek, near Sturgis; first called Camp Ruhlen.
Pierre Fort, South Dakota – Stanley County; now town of that name; on Missouri River, opposite Pierre.
Pine Ridge Agency Camp at, South Dakota.
Ponca or Ponka Fort, South Dakota – Missouri River at the Ponca Agency.
Randall, Fort, South Dakota – Gregory County, on Missouri River, near Nebraska border; now town of that name.
Ruhlen Camp, South Dakota – Now Fort Meade.
South Dakota State Soldiers’ Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Spotted Tail Agency, South Dakota – On White River, 8 miles west of the mouth of Beaver Creek
Whetstone Agency, South Dakota – On Missouri River, 30 miles from Fort Randall.
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