North Dakota Government site North Dakota Tourism site

Acknowledgments

These online materials are intended to serve as a resource about the Standing Rock Oyate, from their origin to contemporary society. Written in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, the material presents a generalized overview about the history and culture of the Standing Rock Oyate for teachers, students, and the general public of North Dakota. This is done with the hope that readers will develop a better understanding about the people of Standing Rock and their role in the history of North Dakota.

About This Program:

This curriculum for The History and Culture of the Standing Rock Oyate was originally organized by Cheryl M. Kulas, former Director of Indian Education at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Cheryl Kulas also served as the Executive Director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, 2001–2009.

In 2009, the North Dakota Studies Program and the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission collaborated to make the curriculum resources available online at North Dakota Studies.

  • Neil Howe, North Dakota Studies Program Coordinator
  • Cassie Theurer, Web Designer

Curriculum Writers and Informants:

  • Carole Barrett, Indian Studies Instructor, University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Cheryl Red Eagle, Writer, Director of Public Relations and Recruitment, Standing Rock Community College, Fort Yates, North Dakota
  • Jesse (Jay) Taken Alive, former Tribal Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Nation and former Tribal Councilman, Little Eagle District, Little Eagle, South Dakota
  • Ken Billingsley, Tribal Gaming Director, former Tribal Councilman, and former Director of Bilingual Education Program, Fort Yates Public School, Fort Yates, North Dakota

Contributors:

  • Jana Shields, Tribal Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Nation and former Title III Coordinator, Standing Rock Community College, Fort Yates, North Dakota
  • Marjorie Edwards, Teacher, Fort Yates Elementary School, Fort Yates, North Dakota
  • Tom Condon, Standing Rock Community College, Fort Yates, North Dakota
  • Patricia Locke, Writer and Educator, Mobridge, South Dakota

Special recognition is given for the participation and involvement of all contributors in this project and especially the Lakota/Dakota/Yanktonai leaders who contributed precious hours in sharing their memories, knowledge, and wisdom.