First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (NRIS 100001402)

Address: 22712 SD 13, Flandreau, South Dakota. County/parish: Moody.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 31, 2017.

Also known as:

  • Wakpaipaksan Okodakiciye

From Wikipedia:

First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (Flandreau, South Dakota)
The First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Flandreau, South Dakota was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.Built in 1873, the church is the oldest continuously operating church in the state. The church was deemed notable for its "significant association with the earliest settlement of the Flandreau homestead colony by the Mdewakanton Dakota American Indians and with the leadership of Rev. John Eastman for his involvement in the religious, social and political life of the community." The cemetery was deemed notable for its graves, including the 1971 reinterment of Chief Taoyateduta/Little Crow, who was a leader of the Mdewakanton Dakota in the 1850s and during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. (read more...)

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Eastman, John
  • Taoyateduta / Little Crow

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001402

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