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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Crow Creek MapEvery night, the sun slips quietly away behind the bluffs of the Missouri River. These bluffs flank the western edge of the Crow Creek Reservation in central South Dakota.


Located one mile south of tribal headquarters at Fort Thompson is Lake Sharpe, one of South Dakota's Great Lakes. Water recreation abounds on the 80-mile reservoir created by the Big Bend Dam.


Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and swimming as well as picnicking and camping along the water's edge. The tribe's wildlife department offers guided fishing and hunting trips. It also maintains a buffalo herd that often grazes north of Fort Thompson.

Native American Scenic Byway

The Native American Scenic Byway crosses the Crow Creek Reservation. This driving route offers incredible views of the mighty Missouri River and the surrounding prairie.

Akta Lakota Museum

Akta LakotaOne of the most impressive stops along the byway is the Akta Lakota Museum in Chamberlain. Filled with hands-on displays and colorful exhibits, you'll leave with new insights into the culture of the Lakota people.

The tribe hosts an annual powwow the third weekend of August. Tours and homestays are available through the tribal office.

For more information

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
PO Box 50
Fort Thompson, SD 57339-0050
Phone: (605) 245-2221
Fax: (605) 245-5470.

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

  • Bands: Mdewakanton (People of Spirit Lake), Ihanktonwan (People of the End)
  • Traditional Language: Dakota
  • Location: Crow Creek Indian Reservation in central South Dakota
  • Major Industry: Agriculture