History & Culture of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux
(edited and excerpted from the work of the same
a history and cultural record commissioned by
the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe)
Iya Ye Yapi,
our tribal newspaper's web site
On behalf of our students, staff,
faculty, and board of trustees, we would like to welcome you to SWCC. SWCC
was chartered by the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux
Tribe in 1979 and provides Associate of Arts and Associate of Science
degrees in selected fields of study. SWCC is a member of the American
Indian Higher Education Consortium and is accredited by the North Central
Association of Schools and Colleges. Credits received at SWCC are accepted
by member institutions and/or other accredited institutions of higher education
throughout the United States and foreign countries.
Tiospa Zina Tribal School
Tiospa Zina Tribal School is a K-12 educational program. Tiospa
Zina provides a diverse multi-cultural learning environment. The school is a
leader in the use of technology to bring about its educational goals.
JoAnne Bird is a
multi-talented artist with a passion for her artistic creations. A professional
artist since 1986, her work has evolved to where her style is truly unique. Once
a realist, she now considers herself an impressionist. Several years ago, she
discovered her current style of painting that has earned her success and
popularity. Her paintings are created through a combination of controlled
paint-throwing and the use of a palette knife.
Madeline M. White
My name is
Madeline M. White. I am the writer of the stories, "The Chief Who
Losted His Arm" and "The Two or Twin Star Story", stories that
were told to me as a child from my mother and grandfather. I am also a
Paul War Cloud,
Paul War Cloud, a
Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux, was born on June 18, 1930 near SHE-CHA Hollow.
War Cloud attended schools at the Tekakwitha I ndian Mission School near
Sisseton, the Wahpeton Government School in North Dakota, the Fort Thompson
Indian School at Fort Thompson, South Dakota, and finally completed his high
school education at Stephan Mission School, Stephan, South Dakota.
Tekakwitha Fine Arts Center at Sisseton
Hau Koda: "Hello Friend" It
is the vision that the Tekakwitha Fine Arts Center at Sisseton, South Dakota, be
a gathering place and a bridge to all cultures. The effort at Tekakwitha is to
provide a respectful presence in which both the visitor and the paintings,
drawings and sketches can be comfortable and to make their statement in peace.
The Joseph N.
Nicollet Tower and Interpretive Center
The Joseph N.
Nicollet Tower and Interpretive Center, located 3.5 miles west of Sisseton is
dedicated to this man, his great map and the accurate historical account
preserved in his journals.
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