Today Village Earth’s Lakota Lands Recovery Project (LLRP) added county plat maps to its Pine Ridge Land Information System (PRLIS). The PRLIS already contains numerous map layers requested by Lakota landowners including the original 1904 allotment map, parcels, range units, and historic treaty boundaries. This newest addition provides valuable ownership information for all the fee (deeded) lands on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The county plat maps were digitized and georeferenced and mosaiced by LLRP from the 2017 physical maps acquired from each county.
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.