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Mellette County, South Dakota

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mellette County, South Dakota.

The county was created in 1909, and was organized in 1911. It was named for Arthur C. Mellette, the last Governor of the Dakota Territory and the first Governor of the state of South Dakota.

Historically territory of the Sioux/Lakota peoples, 33.35 percent of the county's land is trust land associated with the Rosebud Indian Reservation in the neighboring county to the south. According to the 2000 United States Census, 52.2% of the population is Native American, mostly the federally recognized Sicangu Oyate (Upper Brulé Sioux) and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a branch of the Lakota people.

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Bad Nation | Blackpipe | Butte | Cedarbutte | Central Mellette | Cody | Corn Creek | Fairview | Horse Creek | Mosher | New Surprise Valley | Norris | Prospect | Red Fish | Ring Thunder | Riverside | Rocky Ford | Rosebud | Running Bird | Surprise Valley | White River (County Seat) | Wood



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