Location: Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Land Area: 461 square miles
Tribal Enrollment: 3,429
Wind Class: 3-6 at 50 meters
Fun Fact: The Fort Thompson Mounds, a burial site circa 9th century, has been designated a National Historical site and contains some of the oldest pottery known in the plains.
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is comprised of descendants of the Dakota and Nakota people: the Ihanktonwan (Yankton or End Village) and the Ihanktonwana (Yanktonai or Little End Village) are Nakota, and the Mdewakanton (Dwellers of Spirit Lake) are Dakota. Both were river-plains people who did some farming and buffalo hunting.
The Crow Creek Reservation is centrally located in South Dakota on the eastern side of the Missouri River. The reservation makes up the majority of Buffalo County, with lands also in Hughes and Hyde Counties. The Tribal headquarters is located in Fort Thompson, which is adjacent to the Big Bend Dam. The landscape includes rolling grassy hills and lush riparian woodland.