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Lower Brule Reservation

Southwest of Lake Sharpe in the Big Bend area, the Lower Brule Tribe hosts an annual wacipi, fair, and rodeo. Hunting and fishing are available as well; see their Department of Wildlife for more details.

The Narrows
Bison Herd
Lower Brule Buffalo Center
Dignity: Of Earth & Sky
Dakota Plains Gallery & Gifts
Akta Lakota Museum

Lower Brule Wildlife, Fish & Recreation

Learn more about the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe



187 Oyate Circle, Lower Brule, SD 57548

Lower Brule Reservation


Most tribes hold annual wacipis to celebrate culture, family, history, and values. Wacipi trasnslates to "Powwow".

Visitor Etiquette Guide

The ancestors of today's tribes left many atrifacts and ruins behind. Resist the impluse to pick up ancient souvenirs. Native American remains and artifacts are protected federally.

Watch a Visitor Etiquette Video to learn more.

South Dakota Native Tourism Alliance

The South Dakota Native Tourism Alliance (SDNTA) is an ad hoc network of 60 representatives from the nine federally recognized tribal nations in South Dakota, industry leaders, and local, state, and federal partners, working together to develop Native American tourism as a catalyst for economic growth.

For Tribal Nations, tourism offers the potential to alleviate poverty, the incentive to conserve their heritage and the opportunity to share their own stories on their own terms.

For the growing number of travelers seeking to connect with cultures and communities, Indigenous tourism offers authentic travel experiences—and memories that can last a lifetime.

Aerial view of Missouri River

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