CROW CREEK CONNECTIONS
Crow Creek is located on the Missouri River 60 miles southeast of Pierre and is inside Buffalo County, South Dakota. The reservation and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe are organized into three Districts: Big Bend, Crow Creek, and Fort Thompson. The school is now one building and school K-12 located in Stephan, SD 10 miles north of Fort Thompson. The new school opened in 2013. The boarding school still exists and houses 50 boys and 50 girls from 6th grade to 12th.
The Tribe leases land to ranching families and operates the Lode Star Casino and Hotel. Click here for more Crow Creek History and Information
Even though Fort Thompson, Big Bend, and the Crow Creek Community are set in one of the poorest areas in the nation, there are many positive indications. There is an energetic spirit throughout the area and the people are becoming more self sufficient. Since there are very few companies to work for, there is a growing interest in self employment.
Those who visit Crow Creek Indian Reservation are impressed with the incredible beauty, the sense of community, and the positive energy.