Native American Byway

Native American Byway

South Dakota’s Native American Scenic Byway cuts through the middle of South Dakota, and crosses through the reservations of four tribes:  the Crow Creek Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and Standing Rock Sioux.  With 305 miles of roads, the byway passes by numerous memorial markers, monuments, museums, and sites sacred to Native Americans.

The South Dakota portion of the byway (it also extends into North Dakota) begins in Chamberlain, South Dakota, and snakes its way northwest, along the Missouri River, through the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Sioux reservations.

It continues toward Fort Pierre, and shortly after passes Fisher’s Lilly Park, the historic site where Lewis and Clark met with the Teton Sioux.  It is also near the site where they held the first council.

and north through the Eagle Butte and Cheyenne River Sioux reservations, where visitors can see the Sakakawea and Sitting Bull monuments. Fort Manuel, a former fur trading outpost, marks the end of the byway in the state of South Dakota.

Categories: Attractions, Central SD

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