Tribal Council Representative (2)
Mike Bowker - District Council Chairman
Communities Represented by District 6
Agency/ Swift Bird
White Horse was named after the Lakota headman, White Horse.
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 was named for an early Lakota Episcopal minister whose name Wahoyapi, meaning "once called.” But which was translated by an interpreter as Promise.
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.
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.