Fee or deeded lands are lands that at one time were held in Trust by the Federal Government for the benefit of the Tribe but at some point (mostly between 1902 and 1952) were ceded through various dubious means and are no longer held in trust by the Federal Government. Unlike Trust lands (Allotted and Tribal) fee lands, while within the boundaries of the Reservation, can be bought and sold by non-tribal members and subject to taxation.
Table 1: Pine Ridge Land Classification and acreage
|Land Classification||Total Acres|
|Allotted to Individuals||1,056,730.80|
|Tribal Reserve (set aside for schools, towns, etc)||2,586.71|
Additionally, LLRP upgraded the original 1904 allotment maps to enhance resolution and available zoom levels.