Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Indian Health Services
Kyle Fire Fighters
Lakota Land Alliance
Little Wound school
Oglala Lakota College Nursing Department
Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority
Oglala Sioux Tribe Land-Use Office
South Dakota Archeological Society
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
South Dakota View
Wanblee Community Elders
Wounded Knee Community Elders
Youth Opportunity Program
“If a man loses anything and goes back and looks carefully for it, he will find it.” (Sitting Bull). This pilot project locates Lakota historical, cultural and recreational areas. Lakota Land includes establishing a geodatabase, setting up an online interactive map, supporting the formation of a committee to handle sensitive site and investigating links of Native sites with geospatial features, such as water or mountains.
Interactive Google Map
5/31/207 Google Map, Draft 2
This map displays historical areas and business using Google Map technology.
Historic Sites for 2006
Anna Mae Aquash Site
South Unit and Stronghold
Rationale for the Lakota Land Project
a) to preserve sites from destruction
b) to advance the understanding of geospatial technology to a broad Native American public
c) to foster Native identity
d) to provide a tool for tribal decision making
e) to educate Native and non-native communities
f) to provide a database for researchers of Native culture/history
g) to offer alternatives to socio-economic problems
h) to research geospatial patterns to identify additional sites
This project has a broad impact. It already involves the community, tribal pre-college and undergraduate geoscience education. Volunteers and students will interview community members and acquire GPS coordinates of Native American sites and map them as well as research their importance. This program helps reservation residents to enter and advance in geoscience careers.
This project has the intellectual merit of increasing the understanding of geoscience by tribal residents. We will develop unique procedures for documenting Lakota cultural sites: a working database and an interactive online map of sites approved for publication. This map will be a tool to acquaint tribal and nontribal members with geospatial technology, Lakota values and culture.
This project is funded through NSF.