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Wakpala
Wakpala
South Dakota
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Wakpala is an unincorporated community in Corson County, South Dakota, United States, on the west side of the Missouri River, north-northwest of Mobridge. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Wakpala has been assigned the ZIP code of 57658. Wakpala is within the boundaries of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and its name loosely translates to "creek" in the Lakota language, with Oak Creek running south on its eastern edge. Chief Gall (Phizi) is buried at Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Cemetery here and Chief Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake) is possibly buried under a concrete bust bearing his name a few miles south of town in the Mobridge area. Sitting Bull was originally buried at Fort Yates, North Dakota but an effort was made to exhume his bones and rebury him at the present site, but some individuals assert that the bones moved are not his. The annual Wakpala Wacipi (dance or powwow) is usually held on a weekend in late August.

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How did South Dakota earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. South Dakota has a state sales tax of 4.50%. Of particular interest is that South Dakota does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. South Dakota has an effective property tax rate of 1.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how South Dakota earned its state tax grade of A.

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