SD Native leaders are divided on census data
Published 02/22/2011, The Daily Republic
Two area tribal chairmen are split in their opinions about the accuracy of census figures for American Indians on their reservations.
Duane Big Eagle, Crow Creek tribal chairman, said he believes an 84 percent American Indian population rate in Buffalo County is accurate. In its most recent count, the Census Bureau counted 1,607 American Indians out of 1,912 Buffalo County residents. The reservation’s boundary is nearly half of the county.