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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud MapVisitors to the land of the "Sicangu Lakota Oyate" will discover rich culture and heritage. The "Sicangu Lakota Oyate" or "Friendly Burnt Thigh People" traditionally roamed and hunted the Great Plains for centuries.


Today, they reside on the beautiful Rosebud Reservation, located in south-central South Dakota. Breathtaking canyons, rolling hills, timberland and colorful community celebrations greet travelers to this area.

Sicangu Heritage Center

The Sicangu Heritage Center at Sinte Gleska University (named for the respected leader Spotted Tail) houses the official archives of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, as well as artifacts collected by the university. It is located in the community of Antelope, just east of Mission. The university was established in 1971 to create an environment of learning centered on Lakota language and culture. Everything down to the university's logo design represents aspects of Sicangu Lakota beliefs, legends and history.

Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum

PowwowThe Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum in St. Francis is named for Father Eugene Buechel. It features Lakota artifacts collected by the priest during his years of teaching at the St. Francis mission.

The impressive collection includes a child's fully-beaded vest, a cradleboard and buffalo-hide robe. A gift shop located in the museum provides beadwork, leather crafts, quilts and other fine items for sale. (605) 747-2745.


Rosebud Casino and Rosebud Casino Quality Inn and Convention Center, tribally owned and operated, are located 22 miles south of Mission. There, you'll find courteous hospitality, excellent dining and entertainment of the highest caliber. The casino hosts exhibits, concerts, giveaways and special activities year-round.

Guided Tours

Guided tour services are available via tribal programs and the private sector. To inquire, contact tribal headquarters at (605) 747-2381.

Rodeo BullFor more information

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
PO Box 1192
Mission, SD 57555

Phone: (605) 856-2538
Fax: (605) 856-4886

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

  • Band: Sicangu (Brule or Burnt Thigh)
  • Traditional Language: Lakota
  • Location: Rosebud Reservation in south-central South Dakota
  • Land Area: 882,416 acres
  • Major Employers: Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Todd County School District