There are many
tribal governments in South Dakota. Each one has a chairperson. Here is
the story of one of them. Michael B. Jandreau is the chairman of the
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is a successful rancher on the reservation.
He also serves on the tribal council. He began in 1972 as vice-chairman.
He has been tribal chairman for more than thirty years. He started many of the
tribe’s projects. Today the tribe’s farm corporation is the number
one grower of popcorn in the world. It also grows navy beans. Jandreau
also guides other programs for the tribe. Some of them are the Lower
Brule Wildlife Program and the Golden Buffalo Casino.
of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader