The plate for the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Image: South Dakota Motor Vehicle Division
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South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes



The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

The plate for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is the last to join the family. Starting May 1, any resident can obtain it for a cost of $10, plus a $5 mailing fee.

“We are pleased to add the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s specialty plate, as we now offer plates representing all nine tribes in South Dakota,” Motor Vehicle Division Director Lisa Weyer said in a press release on Wednesday. “The $10 fee associated with these plates is dispersed to the designated tribe for the maintenance, construction and supervision of tribal highways and bridges.”

Besides the Oglala Sioux Tribe, specialty plates are offered for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

The plates feature the seal and name of each tribe. Tribal governments can obtain similar plates for official vehicles.

Additionally, the state offers tribal veterans plates to any resident who attests to an honorable discharge after serving on "active duty" in the U.S. military.