The Flandreau Santee Sioux
Tribe is comprised of descendents of the “Mdewakantonwan
” people, one of the sub-tribes of the Isanti (Santee) Dakota (Sioux) originally from central Minnesota.
In 1934, the Tribe was recognized under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
. Today the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation is located on 2,500 acres of land in South Dakota. Notable tribal member Chief Little Crow
participated in the Dakota War of 1862