IHANKTONWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE IHANKTONWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE!
The Ihanktonwan (Yankton Sioux) Community College is the Higher Education Institute for the Yankton Sioux Tribe. We welcome you to visit more of our site and learn what we are about and offer.
The Yankton Sioux Tribe is a Federally recognized sovereign Tribe under the Treaty of 1858. The Ihanktonwan are known as the "Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate", "People of the End Village ”, or the "Land of the Friendly People of the Seven Council Fires."
The Yankton Sioux are also well known nationally for our Native American Church Cross Fire (Christian) and the incorporation of harmonizing into the music, which originated here on the reservation in the 1920’s. Many Native American musicians are using this style of music throughout the country today. Click on the tab to the right of the screen for a song that was composed here by the Yankton Sioux back then.