Part 4: In a Nutshell

  • The Sisseton Reservation has most of its land in South Dakota, so it is not considered a North Dakota reservation.
  • The four reservations of North Dakota are Fort Berthold, Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux, and Turtle Mountain.
  • Fort Berthold Reservation is home to the Three Affiliated Tribes.
  • The Garrison Dam was built to control downstream flooding on the Missouri River.
  • The waters of the lake formed by the Garrison Dam destroyed homes, towns, and thousands of acres of the best farmland on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
  • Lake Sakakawea is the largest lake in North Dakota.
  • Lake Sakakawea is the third largest man-made lake in the United States.
  • The tribal headquarters of the Three Affiliated Tribes is in New Town.
  • The Four Bears Bridge over the Missouri River at New Town is nearly one mile long.
  • The Spirit Lake Nation Reservation is home to Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of Dakota Sioux.
  • The tribal headquarters of the Spirit Lake Nation Reservation is in Fort Totten.
  • “Fort Totten Reservation” and “Devils Lake Sioux Reservation” were earlier names of the Spirit Lake Nation Reservation.
  • Euro-Americans misnamed Spirit Lake by calling it “Devils Lake.”
  • Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota.
  • The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is home to Lakota and Dakota Sioux people.
  • The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation extends into South Dakota.
  • Sioux County is the only county in the state that is entirely a reservation.
  • Lake Oahe was created when a dam was built on the Missouri River in South Dakota.
  • Lake Oahe permanently flooded part of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
  • The tribal headquarters of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is in Fort Yates.
  • The Turtle Mountain Reservation is home to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • The Métis are part of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • The tribal headquarters of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is in Belcourt.
  • Belcourt is the only town on the Turtle Mountain Reservation.
  • The second oldest Indian-owned radio station (KEYA, 88.5 FM) in the United States is located in Belcourt.