Preservation

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Chief Iron Nation's gravesite

Chief Iron Nation's gravesite was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. Iron Nation died and was buried here in 1894. In 1934 the Lower Brule Tribe erected a commemorative obelisk grave marker. It is the first known marker for a Lakota (Sioux) chief erected by a tribe in South Dakota, coalescing Anglo and Sioux traditions.
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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) manages the National Register of Historic Places program of the National Park Service in South Dakota. The program surveys, inventories, and registers historical properties; monitors state, federal, and local government activities which affect cultural and historic resources; provides advice on preservation methods; promotes public education on historical properties; and supports municipal and county historic preservation commissions to advance the state's economic, social, and educational objectives.

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