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District 6 

Communities Represented by District 6
White Horse
Ridgeview
La Plant
Promise 
Blackfoot
Agency/ Swift Bird 

 

Tribal Council Representative (2)
Tuffy Thompson 
Ronald Rousseau


District Council 
Vacant, Chairwoman
Vacant, Secretary 
 


 

WHITE HORSE: White Horse was named after the Lakota headman, White Horse. 

RIDGEVIEW: 

LA PLANT: La Plant was named after Fred La Plant, a well-known half-breed Lakota who operated a large livestock ranch about five miles west of the town of Virgin Creek.

PROMISE:Promise was named for an early Lakota Episcopal minister whose name Wahoyapi, meaning "once called.” But which was translated by an interpreter as Promise.

BLACKFOOT: This community was named after one of the four Lakota bands that were in the area of the reservation and located at the far northeast corner.

AGENCY/SWIFTBIRD: Swift Bird was named after the Lakota headman, Swift Bird. The community sits on a bluff about 2 miles from the Old Agency. The Old Cheyenne River Agency along the Missouri River was flooded in 1958 by the Oahe Dam.

 

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