Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota -- Trials, Litigation, etc.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Series — Box 06111
Identifier: ACC 96-017:
Scope and Contents This series consists of correspondence concerning whether or not the Yankton Sioux Tribe has ownership of the lake bed of Lake Andes.
Dates: 1985 - 1986
Series — Box 2356
Identifier: ACC 2017-001:
Scope and Contents In 1950, federal officials condemned a stretch of land along the Missouri River to build Fort Randall Dam. As part of the condemnation proceedings, they agreed to relocate 428 graves in the cemetery of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (also known as the White Swan Cemetery). Despite this, many bodies were never moved, and bones began surfacing in the 1960s. In 1999, low water levels led to exposed grave sites and scatter remains along the shoreline of Lake Francis Case. This led to several...
Dates: 2000-2002, 2007