Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota

Also known as: Land of the Friendly People of the Seven Council Fires

Tribal Code:

At NILL website. Last updated 1995, received by NILL in 2002.

See NILL catalog record for the code.

Tribal Constitution:

At South Dakota state website.

At NILL website. Last updated May 10, 2011.

See NILL catalog record for the constitution.

Tribal Court Opinions:

At Indian Law Reporter (not available online). Search tip: search for Yankton Sioux cases in the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals. 1990-2005. Abbreviations: N. Plns. Intertr. Ct. App.; N. Plns. Inter-Tr. Ct. App.; N. Plains Intertr. Ct. App. See NILL's cumulative subject index of tribal court cases in the ILR.

Other Legal Materials:

See NILL catalog records for other tribe materials.

Contact Info


P.O. Box 1153
Wagner, SD 57380
Phone: 605-384-3641
Fax: 605-384-5687

Tribal Court:

427 Tomahawk Road
Wagner, SD 57380

P.O. Box 980
Wagner, SD 57380
Phone: 605-384-5578
Fax: 605-384-5892

Research Tools

United States Tribal Courts Directory. By A. Schwartz and M.J.B. Hunter.

Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations. Tiller Research, Inc. (see older version online at the Internet Archive)

Tribal Leaders Directory. (BIA)

Directories of Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. (NILL)

How to Build a Tribal Legal History. Indian Nation Archives