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Yankton Reservation

Located along the Lewis & Clark Lake, the tribe were the first to meet Lewis & Clark on their expedition up the Missouri River in 1804. It has since been called the "Land of the Friendly People".

Struck by the Ree Monument
Lewis & Clark Visitor Center
Buffalo Herd

Yankton Sioux Game, Fish, and Parks

Learn more about the Yankton Sioux Tribe


(605) 384-3641

PO BOX 1153, Wagner, SD 57380

Yankton 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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