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Lower Brule Reservation
One of several Reservations in the State of South Dakota, the Lower Brule Indian reservation is located in central South Dakota along the Missouri River and is connected to the Crow Creek Reservation. It's population does include a smaller non Indian population. It was opened up to white settlement after the illicit Dawes Act did its ugly work. It does have an Arikara, Assiniboine, Hidatsa (the Hidatsa are the Crow and are also known as the Gros Ventre which means they are partly Anishinabe) and Mandan population, along with an Anishinabe and Lakota population also. All Dakota peoples living on the Lower Brule Reservation were once allied (subjugated) by the military of the Algonquin's or Anishinabek who are also known as the Chippewa's. That occurred during the early and mid 1700s. Lower Brule Reservation has a total size of 339 sq. mi.
You can click here to learn that in fact this Reservation is an Anishinabe Reservation. It is the May 10, 1868 treaty. It is the Chippewa's (the Anishinabek or Ojibwa's) who are the famous Sioux Indians of the Great Plains. When the French commenced contact with the Lake Superior Anishinabek in the 17th century, they supposedly named them the Saulteaux. However, that information was very likely corrupted by the whites. The French really named the Chippewa's who lived along Lake Superiors eastern Shores, the Sault, after the name of a French trading post located along Lake Superiors eastern shores. The name of that French trading post was Sault Ste. Marie. Sault is pronounced identically to Sioux. The English adopted the French name for the Chippewa's but used it to identify the plains Chippewa's. In Canada, the Sault was eventually changed to Saulteaux which is pronounced like "soe-toe." After the Reservation was established and Indian children were forced to go to white Christian schools, the whites eventually forced the Chippewa's living on the Lower Brule Reservation, to lose their Chippewa Tribal identity. Whites make up around 10% of the Reservations population. Whites also own (123,196 acres or about half the Reservation) much of the Reservations land. Below are the demographics of this Reservation. Average household size for the Lower Brule Reservation is 3.8 persons per housing unit. That means a housing shortage exists there. There is a total of 356 housing units on the Reservation, with renter occupied units the majority (225), while owner occupied units number 131.
Lower Brule Reservation of South Dakota
Covers 339 sq. mi.
Population is 1,353
Hispanic: 7 - Hispanic population is corrupted as usual. Mexicans are predominantly descended from the Native Americans who lived in the eastern part of the United States. The whites have forced them to lose their tribal identities.
Language is Lakota
Lower Brule Reservation Communities
Lower Brule Population is 599
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