Rosebud Indian Agency
Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Historical Society

     Rosebud Indian Agency was set up for the Sicangu Lakota people in 1878. Spotted Tail was their leader. Later Rosebud would become the agency for the Rosebud Indian Reservation. All reservations had an Indian agent. An Indian agent was a white man who kept peace with the Indians. Indian agents made sure Indian children went to school. They helped the Indians to live like white people. The agent lived at Rosebud agency. There was a school there, too. The agency is on Rosebud Creek near the south fork of the White River. The creek was named for the wild roses that grow along the banks.