Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
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The Cheyenne River Reservation is home to the four bands (Tiospaye) of the “Titunwan” People of the Plains: The “Mnikoju” Planters By The Water, “Owohe Nupa” Two Kettle, “Itazipa Cola” Without Bows, and “Siha Sapa” Black Foot.

Tribal Code:

At NILL website. Table of contents only for 1978 Revised Code, Children's Code, Ordinances 1-74 and JTAC Ordinance.

See NILL catalog records for all versions of the tribal code.

Tribal Constitution:

At South Dakota tribal relations website. (pdf)

At NILL website. Table of Contents.

See NILL catalog record for the constitution.

Tribal Court Opinions:

At Indian Law Reporter (not available online). 1983-1987, 1989-2002, 2004-2007, 2009-2011, 2013. See NILL's cumulative subject index of tribal court cases in the ILR. (Abbreviations: Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct. App.; Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App.; Chy. R. Sx. Tr. Ct.; Cheyenne River Sioux Ct. App.; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Ct. App.; Cheyenne River Sioux C. App.; Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct.; Chey. R. Sx. Tr. Ct. App.; Chey. R. Sx. Tr. Ct.; Ch. R. Sx. Tr. Ct.; Shy. R. Sx. Ct. App.)

At Westlaw ($$$). American Tribal Law Reporter. Opinions issued by the tribal, appeals or supreme courts of American tribes, including Cheyenne River Sioux. 2001-.

At Westlaw ($$$). Database: CRSIOUX-CS. Opinions of the Tribal Court of Appeals of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. 2001-.

Other Legal Materials:

See NILL catalog records for other tribe materials.

Contact Info

24 E. Street
P.O. Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625


Tribal Court:

813 N. Willow St.
P.O. Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625

FAX 605-964-6603

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