Seven Districts


There are seven political sub-divisions located within the Original Exterior Boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation. These districts were put in place shortly after the reservation was established.
Each of the districts has their own community if you want more information regarding a district click on the links below.
Big Coulee – Iyakapta
Trail Head – Natural game trail the people followed to get over the hills.
Buffalo Lake – Can Onasa Bde
Buffalo in the Trees Lake – The buffalo were chased onto the lake during hunts where they fell in the thin ice.
Enemy Swim – Toka Nuwan
Swim Enemy – Due to the battle between the Chippewa and the Dakota, this was called out over and over as the Chippewa swam away.
Lake Traverse – Bde hda Kinyan
A Long the Lake – The district was named after the lake at which it resides.
Long Hollow – Kaksize Hanska
Longest Hollow – Named due to the hollows that stretch as far as Sica Hollow and is the longest hollow in the area.
Old Agency – Ate Yapi Tipi
Home of the BIA Superintendent – The district is located near the original site of the Sisseton Agency.
Veblen – Heipa
Mountain Head – Where the range of hills start and spans out for over 300 miles into Minnesota.