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Cheyenne River Reservation - Resting Place of T. rex Sue

Cheyenne River Reservation - Resting Place of T. rex Sue American History Social Studies STEM Visual Arts Famous Historical Events Geography

In the 1870s, the Cheyenne People and the Lakota People were at war.  When the war was over, the U.S. government broke-apart the Great Sioux Reservation - which had existed by 1868 - into smaller areas. One of those smaller areas is the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. 

On August 12, 1990, Sue Hendrickson - a field paleontologist - was exploring an area on that reservation.  Her colleagues had paid $5,000 to Maurice Williams - owner of a particular parcel of land on the Cheyenne River lands - to look for prehistoric finds.

This map depicts the general location of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Map image from "Homebuyer Education and Counseling: Examining Rural Provider Networks in Texas, Florida and South Dakota."  Online, courtesy Housing Assistance Council.

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