Lakota
Traditional Culture
  Since Time Immemorial
Homeland of the Lakota
All My Relations
Camp Life & Seasonal Round
References Cited

  Contemporary Culture
  Arts and Artists
Tribal Government
Language
Tribal Colleges
Self-Determination and Sovereignty
Recommended Web Sites and Bibliography

  Relationship with the U.S.
  Fur Trade
Making Treaties
The Shrinking Reservation
References Cited

Pierre > Culture > Self-Determination and Sovereignty

http://mytwobeadsworth.com/LakotaStud1114.html
Lakota Student Alliance site includes online newsletter exploring contemporary issues of Lakota sovereignty.

http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/91b/0100.html
Michele Lord article posted on NativeNet gives update from Lakota Sovereignty Organizing Committee in Rapid City, SD. Group hopes to retain Black Hills land as per the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Visit this page to learn about the struggle for ceremonial rites at Bear Butte, which is also a State Park today.
http://web.hamline.edu/law/lawrelign/sacred/bbsum.html

For a photo tour of the Bear Butte site:
http://web.hamline.edu/law/lawrelign/sacred/bearbphot.html