Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe recognized as Purple Heart reservation
SISSETON, S.D. — The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe has become the third tribal nation in the U.S., and first in the Great Plains, to be recognized as a Purple Heart reservation.
As required by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the tribe had to file an application for official recognition and pass a resolution.
The tribal council passed the required resolution on Aug. 7, national Purple Heart Day.