About Rosebud Rez

Welcome to RosebudRez.com! This website is meant to be a virtual gathering place for Rosebud Tribal members to share information about our families and to preserve our history for future generations. And while this is a history of Rosebud Reservation it is not a complete history because I have devoted my time to researching tribal people of the reservation only.

I am LaVera Roether Rose, owner of RosebudRez.com. I am a Rosebud Tribal member from St. Francis Community. My mother, Elsie Theresa Boyd, was the daughter of John Boyd [nee DuBray] and LaVera Green [nee Schmidt]. Their family lived in rural Butte Creek Community near Wood before moving to Hidden Timber southeast of OKreek. My genealogy research is found here.

LaVera Rose, Elsie Boyd Roether, LaVera Green Boyd, and John Dubray Boyd

I have over twenty years of experience in writing and researching Lakota and South Dakota history. My education includes a BS in Political Science from Black Hills State University; an MA in History from Northern AZ University; and an MLIS from the U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My work history includes: Archivist at the SD State Archives for 15 years, Digital Librarian at the SD State Library for three years, Archivist at Oglala Lakota College (OLC) for 4 years, and OLC Library Director and Adjunct History Instructor for 2 years. Currently I am an independent research contractor for ProGenealogists, the official researchers for Ancestry.com.

I hope you enjoy looking through these pages of our history. If you would like to add information in any of the categories please contact me using the information provided in the "contact us" section. I will be happy to provide your name as the contact person for any information that you send me. If you already have a website with information about Rosebud tribal members send me the URL and I will add a link here.

I am also looking for financial sponsors so that I can further develop the website. Sponsors will be given an individual page to advertise their business or personal history. Please contact me if you would like to have such a page on RosebudRez.com!

I have more information to put up but not as much time as I would like. Please be patient and keep checking back for updates because I will get to them as time permits. I will also continue doing research to enhance the information already online. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing Rosebud information!

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LaVera Roether Rose

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