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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

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About Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota lies the home of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Lush, gently sloping prairies circle the tribal headquarters at Agency Village. Agency Village is home to Sisseton Wahpeton College. The distinctive Song to the Great Spirit building honors the traditions and past of the Dakota people, while also functioning as an academic building.

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate owns three casinos. They are the Dakota Sioux Casino and Hotel in Watertown, the Dakota Connection Casino and C-Store in Sisseton, and the Dakota Magic Casino and Golf Resort near Harkinson, N.D. In consideration and respect for the alliance between the Seven Council Fires, the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands have erected seven torches in front of the Dakota Magic Casino's entry, and each torch is representative of each of the seven bands among the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota people. The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Buffalo Farm at Enemy Swim is where the tribe maintains a small herd. Tours are available.

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