Chief Little Wound
Little Wound was one of the Oglala chiefs who believed education
was the answer for a better future for their people. His
belief led others to bring that vision to reality.
The school was named in memory of Chief Little Wound and
his son, George Little Wound.
Little Wound School, like the men for whom it's named, recognized
the importance of an education for the future leaders of
the Oglala Nation.
About Little Wound School
Little Wound School is
a pre-K to 12 locally-controlled P.L. 100-297 Grant
School located in Kyle within the Medicine Root District
on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.
The student population is approximately 900 students
who are predominantly Oglala Lakota. A majority
of the high school students are bused to Little Wound
School from several communities on the reservation,
which constitutes an attendance area having a 50-mile
Little Wound School promotes the active involvement
of parents and other community residents in education
planning, evaluation, social, recreational and community
Staff are strongly encouraged to play an active role
in the school and community activities which is demonstrated
by their involvement in pow wows, rodeos, feeds, dances,
carnivals, bingos, community and school improvement
activities, extra-curricular activities and a variety
of other school and community activities.
Many of the 200 employees are Oglala Lakota tribal
One of the prime focuses
of the school is to provide a learning opportunity
reflective of the four major Lakota values of wisdom,
generosity, respect, and courage. The school was created
and designed to provide a Lakota culture-based climate
and learning opportunity for the students and the community.