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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.