District 3

Tribal Council Representative 

Edward Widow

John Kessler

District Council 

Anita Washburn - District Council Chairwoman

Anita Washburn - District Council Secretary 

Communities Represented by District 3

Cherry Creek




Bridger was named after Bridger Creek. The creek was named for Jim Bridger, a famous frontier scout, and trader. 


Takini means "survivor" and was named for the survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre who returned  to 

Cheyenne River reservation at Bridger. 


Cherry Creek lays claims to being the oldest continuously inhabited the place in South Dakota. The area received its names from the abundance of wild cherries, plums, gooseberries and currants along the banks of the creek. 

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 

P.O. Box 590

Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Tribal Chairman                (605) 964-4155

Tribal Treasurer                (605) 964-4426

Tribal Secretary                 (605) 964-8311

Council Representatives    (605) 964-6685