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The Little White River

The Little White River (Lakota: Makhízita Čík'ala;[1] formerly known as the South Fork of the White River) is a tributary of the White River, approximately 234 miles (377 km) long,[2] in south central South Dakota in the United States.

It rises on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southeastern Oglala Lakota County. It flows east past Martin and north of Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge. It flows into the Rosebud Indian Reservation and turns northeast, passing north of Rosebud and west of the town of White River. It joins the White approximately 12 mi (19 km) SSE of Murdo.

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  1. ^ Ullrich, Jan, ed. (2011). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. p. 995. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. LCCN 2008922508.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 30, 2011

Coordinates: 43°43′40″N 100°39′40″W / 43.72780°N 100.66100°W / 43.72780; -100.66100