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Fort Yates, North Dakota

Fort Yates, North Dakota was established in 1863 and was first called the Standing Rock Cantonment. Its purpose was to oversee several bands of the  Sioux tribe In 1868, the land was given over to the Sioux under the terms of the  Fort Laramie Treaty. However, the military remained and the post’s name was changed by the US Army in 1878 to honor Captain George Yates who was killed by the Lakota Oyate at the Battle of Little Big Horn

Fort Yates, North Dakota

The top attractions to visit in Fort Yates are:

  • Prairie Nights Casino.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Club Diamond Z.

Population in 2019: 202 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4% Males: 120   (59.8%) Females: 82   (40.2%) Median resident age: 31.5 years North Dakota median age: 35.5 years Zip codes: 58538. Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,183 (it was $25,500 in 2000) Fort Yates: $39,183 ND: $64,577 Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,645 (it was $9,512 in 2000)

In 1868, the land was given over to the Sioux under the terms of the  Fort Laramie Treaty. However, the military remained and the post’s name was changed by the US Army in 1878 to honor Captain George Yates who was killed by the Lakota Oyate at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. Fort Yates also served as the headquarters of the US Standing Rock Indian Agency, headed by US Indian Service Agent James McLaughlin who ordered the arrest of Sitting Bull on December 14, 1890. He was shot and killed the next day and buried at Fort Yates. The army post and fort were decommissioned in 1903, leaving the Indian Agency and settlement retained the name.

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