On February 19, 1867, the United States and the Sissetons and Wahpetons signed a treaty reserving the following
tract of land for these people. It began at Lake Traverse and ran along the treaty line of 1851 treaty to Lake
Kempeska. The northwest boundary extended just across the line into North Dakota to the Airy Mound in Sargent
Until 1913 the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate operated under a traditional government. The federal Indian Agent at
Sisseton Agency had then put into place an advisory board. In 1946 the Tribe was constitutionally established
and the first Tribal Council was formed.
Sisseton-Wahpeton Constitution & By-Laws
The Tribal Council consists of the Tribal Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Tribal Secretary and a Representative from
each of the seven districts.
For more information on the Tribal Executives - Click Here
For more information on Tribal Council - Click Here
For more information on the 7 Districts - Click Here
© 2009 Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate - All Rights Reserved