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Native Americans in South Dakota

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Flag   Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Cheyenne River Sioux

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government. No special interest plates to the general public are issued for this tribe.

Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Flag   Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Crow Creek Sioux

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian, who registers a vehicle in the state.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Flag   Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Flandreau Santee Sioux

Pictures by Leo Good

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government. No special interest plates to the general public are issued for this tribe.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Flag   Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Lower Brule Sioux

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian, who registers a vehicle in the state.

Oglala Sioux Tribal Flag   Oglala Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Oglala Sioux

(1) Issued by the tribe
(2) Picture by Leo Good
(3) Eric Bos Collection

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian who registers a vehicle in the state.
The tribe issued passenger and handicapped driver license plates between 1986 and 1988.
They have been discontinued.

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Flag   Rosebud Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Rosebud Sioux

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian who registers a vehicle in the state.

Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Flag   Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux

(1) Erik Bos Collection

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian who registers a vehicle in the state.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Flag   Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Standing Rock Sioux

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian who registers a vehicle in the state.

Flag of South Dakota   Tribal Government Vehicles

1978 - 1991

Tribal Vehicle License Plates of South Dakota

1993 Series

Tribal Vehicle License Plates of South Dakota

(1) Picture by Leo Good

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to tribal governments.


Yankton Sioux Tribal Flag   Yankton Sioux Tribe

License Plates of the Yankton Sioux

(1) Eric Bos Collection

Issuance and Recognition

South Dakota issues two tax exempt plates to the tribal government.
In addition, the state issues two special interest plates with the tribe's name and emblem which can be purchased by any vehicle owner, Indian or non-Indian who registers a vehicle in the state.

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