Department of Rural Sociology
The major goal of this bulletin is to describe the traditional kinship organization of the Dakota Indians and to compare it with contemporary patterns of family living on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This study of the family in selected reservation communities should reveal: (1) any remnants of the traditional kinship pattern operating at the present time, and (2) the nature of the changes which have taken place in the family organization during the process of transition.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Native American Traditional Kinship Organization, traditional indian family
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Malan, V. D., "The Dakota Indian Family, Community Studies on the Pine Ridge Reservation" (1958). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 470.