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Virgin Creek UCC - LaPlant, SD - located 33 miles east from the main town of Eagle Butte, SD on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation. The Lakota name for this church is Ta' Sna Wakpa - which translates to Virgin Creek. Pastor is being held on a part time basis and service are held by Rev. Norman Blue Coat.
Red Scaffold located in the village of Red Scaffold, SD
Pine Little Eagle Church - Because of its remote, rural location, Pine Little Eagle UCC only has services on special holidays. During the winter season, this church is not accessible, so Christmas gatherings are held in the nearby village of Bullhead. Mike Kills Pretty Enemy is the Pastor of this congregation located on the Standing Rock reservation.
Ponca Creek UCC Church and Youth Center at Bonesteel, SD. The Youth Center is now complete, but was still being built at the time of this photo. The pastor is Hampton Andrews.
Green Grass UCC is located in the rural community of Green Grass, SD. Green Grass is about 20 miles northeast of Eagle Butte, SD, and is located on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation. This church has been in partnership with the Old Lyme Church from Old Lyme CT for 24 years. Each year these partner churches exchange visits and work with their respective communities. Leroy Bobtail Bear is the Pastor.
Messiah UCC is located about 5 miles from the village of Little Eagle, SD. Little Eagle is on the Standing Rock Lakota Reservation. Rev. Norman Blue Coat serves as Pastor.
Elk Horn Hill UCC will host Dakota Association’s annual spring meeting in this June 2009. Rev. Norman Blue Coat is the Pastor of this congregation located on the Standing Rock reservation in Little Eagle, South Dakota.
Frazier Memorial UCC - Frazier is a small country church located 7 miles East of the small community of Red Scaffold, SD. This picture shows the new church along w/ the old church and meeting hall. The new building was build w/a combination of finances from Insurance money and with the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg PA. Labor was provided by the Local Church members and the Presbyterian church members. This church is pastored by Byron Buffalo.
Memorial Congregational UCC at Cannonball, North Dakota, pastured by Mike Kills Pretty Enemy. Located on Standing Rock reservation.
Cherry Creek UCC Church - Located in the Rural community of Cherry Creek. Cherry Creek is about 34 miles from the main town of Eagle Butte, SD, located on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Upper Cheyenne UCC - this church is located on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation, in the little rural community of Bridger, SD. Bridger is located 82 miles southwest of the main town of Eagle Butte, SD. This church is pastored by Byron Buffalo. They have a new fellowship hall are striving to be a community church that will address holistically the needs of all community members. This is being addressed by working toward economic & community development. Bridger hosts a Tipi Bed and Breakfast that employees local people and that provides local support to help the people find ways to address the poverty and oppression they live under.
Bazile UCC is six miles east of Niobrara, NE, just off the paved highway on the Santee Dakota Indian Reservation.This is the "Mother Church" of Dakota Association, having been organized as a mission post in 1868.
This is the Eagle Butte Learning Center, which is also where the Bear Creek/Buffalo UCC services are held.
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