Sioux Nation Treaty Council - est 1894

A summary of the 1851 and 1868 treaties

The Great Sioux Nation, whose real name is the Oceti Sakowin, is comprised of  seven sub-nations who spoke the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota language.  The Tituwan sub-nation spoke the Lakota dialect and lived in the western most portion.  The Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) occupied a vast land area that covered 24 American states and parts of 4 Canadian Provinces. Other smaller nations also lived within the area as the Indigenous concept of territory followed natural law and was much different than the European concept of territory. The people of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) originated from the mouth of Wind Cave in the Black Hills.  The Black Hills were so sacred that they were used for ceremonial, prayers, medicinal, and burial purposes only.

Read more: A Summary of the 1851 and 1868 Treaties


Charmaine White Face  Zumila Wobaga

When I was a little girl, my grandmother told me that we only talk to the President or the Secretary of State of the United States as we are a separate nation. That is why, now, as I am the Spokesperson for my nation, I am sending this to you and the Secretary of State.


In many of your speeches, you keep talking about the need “to heal the soul of the nation.” It is because of this phrase only that has compelled me to write to you.

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Yesterday, when you said, “I will defend the Constitution...” then I hoped you were the right President we should approach. We are an Indigenous Nation in the middle of North America that has one of the last Treaties that were made with the United States in 1868. In Article VI of the U.S. Constitution it states: “...treaties are the supreme law of the land..” but it is like that Article has been completely forgotten in our case. So we are hoping you mean it when you said, “I will defend the Constitution...”.

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Donations may be sent by check or money order to:
Sioux Nation Treaty Council,
PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709. 

Or, purchase the book, Indigenous Nations Rights in the Balance, from Living Justice Press and all royalties go to the Treaty Council.  Thank you


Sioux Nation Treaty Council
PO Box 2003
Rapid City
SD 57709  USA


"...CONCLUSION  Various historians has determined that the "Sioux Nation Treaty Council" formally formed in 1894, shortly after the Wounded Knee massacre. The Sioux Nation Treaty Council represents all of the Sioux Tribes (Approx 49 Tribes), and all other Sioux Treaty Councils would be subordinate to it, regardless of the Treaty Council's name...."  See Bielecki Report pages 7 & 8,  Oct. 5, 2008 (Bielecki Report)