Mission, South Dakota was established in 1884 when a carpenter working for the Indian Agency on the Rosebud Reservation married a Native American maiden. They settled down on a 640 acre allotment to build a cattle ranch. When Kimmel found he had to drive his cattle 40 miles to the nearest shipping area he decided to build his own town.
Today Mission, South Dakota is home to the St. Marys Boarding School, Sinte Gleska University, and the Sinte Gleska Cultural Center Museum. The Native American culture abounds in Mission. Be sure and take the time to visit their many unique shops. Cultural traditions are carried out with the beautiful beadwork and star quilts that are still handmade today.
Picture your next travel stop in Mina, South Dakota!