Native American Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayNorth Dakota, South Dakota

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  • Sunflowers Brighten South Dakota Roadsides

    Thousands of friendly sunflowers grow on the side of the road throughout the state of South Dakota.

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  • Standing Rock Monument

    On the east side of Fort Yates, overlooking the Oahe River, is the Standing Rock Monument. According to legend, the hunched-over rock is really the stubborn wife of a Dakota man.

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  • Wild Horse on the Lakota Tribal Park

    The Foundation for the Preservation of Mustangs and Burros gifted over 120 wild horses to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Here, one of these wild horses is shown in its natural habitat.

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  • View of Native American Scenic Byway on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

    This photo shows the wide open views of the Native American Scenic Byway as it passes through the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

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  • Buffalo Herd at the Lakota Tribal Park

    These shaggy buffalo graze in the Lakota Tribal Park, an immense section of grasslands on the eastern side of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

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  • Bastion at Fort Manuel Lisa

    These visitors to Fort Manuel take advantage of the high point to look out over the plains.

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  • Standing Rock Buffalo Pasture

    A large part of Native American Heritage, this buffalo herd stretches in a near unbroken line between grass and sky. Buffalo have a great historical significance for the Lakota/Dakota people. Before the incursion of European settlers, bison provided the people with food, clothing and shelter. After many years of absence, the bison are once again on Standing Rock.

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  • Sitting Bull Monument

    The Standing Rock Native American Scenic Byway takes you past two places where one of the greatest leaders in American history is said to be buried. Sitting Bull died along the Grand River in western Standing Rock December 15, 1890 and was subsequently buried at Fort Yates, North Dakota. This site is marked and located on the drive into Fort Yates, within one mile of the Standing Rock Native American Scenic Byway. Later, Sitting Bull's remains were said to have been removed to a site across from Mobridge, South Dakota marked by a stone monument carved by famed sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, located south of Grand River Casino, three miles off the byway.

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  • Watercraft on Lake Oahe

    Several watercrafts line the blue waters of Lake Oahe, one of the largest reservoirs on the Missouri River.

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