South Dakota Native Americans

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From The Marion Herald (Marion County Alabama), Feb. 13, 1890 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney

The president has signed the proclamation opening the Sioux reservation in South Dakota to settlement, and also issued an order establishing land offices at Pierre and Chamberlain. The great throng encamped near Chamberlain was put in motion by the report of a cannon fired as a signal for them to cross the river and take possession of the new lands, which they did in great confusion.  Teams were rushed through the river but the town site boomers, owing to their close proximity to the bottom lands, secured them first and immediately set to work to erect houses.  The population of the new town increase to near three thousand within forty-eight hours.


Smutty Bear

From Gary Stoltenberg Sr. who says:
Mark T. Post's* wife, my Great Grandmother Emma Sherman Post, was a descendant of a high chief of the Yankton Santee Sioux named Smutty Bear. Her Grandmother was a daughter of Smutty Bear called Red Blanket. She became the wife of a fur trader named LaCharite who operated a post at Yankton SD.

(There is an obituary and photos for Mark T. Post on the Charles Mix Genealogy Trails website, contributed by Gary Stoltenberg Sr.)





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