Grass Mountain History

This information was taken from the following sources: Lakota Archives and Historical Research Center Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sites Project, Prepared with a FY 93 Historic Preservation Fund Grant from the National Park Service, 1995; Bennett-Mellette-Todd Counties, SD County Wide Directory: 15th Anniversary Issue, Larchwood, IA: County-Wide Directory L.L.C.; Map accompanying the Rosebud Indian Reservation Annual Report, 1885.


Buildings: There was a dance hall and a day school. Grass Mountain Colony was built in the 1930s. The two-room houses were on both sides of the road on a flat past Chase the Woman Dam turn off and up a little hill.

Families: Louise Iyotte, Victor "Dick" Young, Adam Bordeaux, Edna Little Elk, Crow Dog, Stone, Whipple, Whirlwind Soldier, and Hollow Horn Bear. In 1885 there were 75 houses (owners not identified) between the saw mill on the south end of Rosebud Creek and the mouth of Rosebud Creek above Rosebud.

Issue Station: There was no issue station in Grass Mountain.

Location: Along the Little White River and BIA Highway 5 between Rosebud and Spring Creek west of St. Francis and Two Strike in Todd County.

Origins:The community was named for the landscape along the creek.


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