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Todd County: Native Heritage


PIERRE, S.D. – Todd County lies entirely within the Rosebud Indian Reservation. It is located along the state’s southern border.

Todd County was named for John Blair Smith Todd, a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Dakota Territory from 1861-1865. Todd was also a general in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Visitors here can cozy up for the night at the Salt Camp Cabins and B&B. Choose from cabins, a bed & breakfast, or even a stay in a tipi. Located in the heart of the reservation, this location provides ample opportunity for hunting, and a look at the gorgeous scenery of Crazy Horse Canyon.

Another way to explore Todd County is through Native Discovery Tours, which explore the Rosebud reservation and several others in the state. Patrons can choose from guided tours focused on Lakota History or self-guided tours. Enjoy events such as the Rosebud Fair and Rodeo, which takes place each year the fourth weekend of August.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Jennifer Anderson, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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