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Oglala Sioux Tribal Council records

Identifier: MS-120

Content Description

The actvity listing includes dates of meetings and very brief descriptions of resolutions passed by the council. The resolutions are organized by year and resolution number. There are no actual meeting minutes or complete versions of the resolutions in this collection.


  • 1936 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is the governing body for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. The council was created when the Constitution and the by-laws of the Oglala Sioux Tribe were approved on January 15, 1936. The council is made up of representatives elected from the communities of the reservation. Members of the council serve two-year terms. The Council has many of the same powers of a small local government but state and local law do not bind them. The only constraints put upon the Tribal Council are those imposed by the United States Constitution and the Tribal constitution and by-laws.


.25 linear foot (one document box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains photocopies of the activity listing for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council from 1936-1984. OST Council governs the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


The collection contains one series: Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Activity Listing. The series is arranged by year and resolution number.

Related Materials

The repository for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Records is located at the Tribal Historical Research Center at Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD.
Oglala Sioux Tribal Council records
Processed by and finding aid by Anne Hinseth in 2001. Finding aid redformatted by Megan Langley and Doris Peterson in 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository