"Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future"

Red Cloud Indian School Celebrates 125 Years of Service
on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

In 1888, after lobbying the U.S. government for over a decade, Chief Red Cloud and the Jesuits were granted permission to build a school on the Pine Ridge Reservation. After 125 years, Red Cloud Indian School is stronger than ever, fostering innovative education, community engagement, spiritual formation and social justice. You are a part of that story.

Thanks to your support, Chief Red Cloud's legacy lives on.


Join Us on October 18th for our Anniversary Celebration

On October 18, Red Cloud will host “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future,” an anniversary event celebrating its accomplishments and kicking off the next phase of its work. The event will include tours of Red Cloud’s historic campus, Lakota language and arts workshops, an archery competition and a traditional Wačípi (powwow). 
All are welcome to attend, including members of the press. 

•Event Agenda

Travel Information 

Contact Us

Press Release

Historical Timeline     



For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Rilda Means, Community Relations Coordinator, at 605/867-8211 or rildameans@redcloudschool.org 

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**If you are looking to purchase one of the Limited Edition 125th Anniversary shirts from Facebook:**
(1) Be sure to 'Like' our page;
(2) Come to our event to purchase one directly;
(3) or, Email RildaMeans@redcloudschool.org for details on how to buy.