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Fort Randall Reservation.
Posted by: Dennis Johnson Date: June 30, 2000 at 03:21:07
In Reply to: Re: Union county museum, Elk Point, S.Dakota by glenda Kluckman of 144

Good morning. There is a "Sioux Indian Museum," and that is the name used on the Rand/McNally atlas that I have. It is on the neighboring Rosebud Reservation. You could try Yahoo/Google ( and and see if they have a home page. Or, you could write to a generic address, like Sioux Indian Museum, St. Francis, SD 57572.
There is the Sinte Gleske College, a Sioux Nation school, that might know of any published histories on reservations in general. It is 5 in the morning and I cannot remember where Sinte Gleske is located, just that it's in the region. Again, Yahoo/Google should be able to find you a home page.
Both of these would be a hundred miles west of old Fort Randall, which is on the west side of the Missouri River. I have been by the ruins of the fort, which has since been restored, or at least deterioration has been stopped, so there must be some information to be gleaned locally from that. Perhaps a letter to a local library would get a response. Try the Bonesteel city library, which you could e-mail if you try Yahoo/Google (again) for an E-address. Perhaps there is a Bonesteel city home page and their library is one of the pick buttons.
You might be able to get a mailing address to some of these places on switchboard ( and try the business section.
You might simply try Yahoo/Google for "Fort Randall Reservation." You never know what you will find.
Also, there has been some local friction in the Fort Randall area due to the rising of the Missouri River, flooding an old cemetery in the area you are talking about. The cemetery might not even be close to the area you are interested in but I have read about it in the past year or two.
I cannot think of anything more at the moment. E-mail me again if you have any questions/comments.
bye, dj


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