Donate to the Original Peoples of Wind Cave

Wind Cave, a national park in South Dakota, has become a tourist attraction in modern times. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this place was home exclusively to several Indigenous nations and known by Lakota Peoples as the sacred place of creation.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Lakota nations and other Indigenous communities associated with Wind Cave — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. Your contribution of $100 or more comes with a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are tribes traditionally associated with the lands occupied by Wind Cave National Park:

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Fort Belknap Tribe

Fort Peck Tribe

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Lower Sioux Indian Community

Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Santee Sioux Tribe

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

MHA Nation - Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara)

Yankton Sioux Tribe