Crow Creek Indian Reservation
Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Historical Society

     The Crow Creek Indian Reservation is along the east bank of the Missouri River in central South Dakota. It is in Hughes, Hyde, and Buffalo counties. The reservation covers about one hundred twenty-five thousand acres of land. It is the home of some of the Yanktonais people. The reservation was first set up in 1863. Santees from Minnesota were moved there. Then some Yanktonais and Teton peoples claimed the same area. The Santees moved to Nebraska. The Tetons moved across the river. Their reservation became the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. The Yanktonais people stayed on the Crow Creek reservation.