Originally the Dakota, which means "ally," were called the Sioux. This changed
when the Chippewa gave them the name Nadouesse, which means "snake in
the grass." Nadouesse was how the tribe was introduced to the French.
The Voyageurs made Nadouesse plural, Nadouessesioux, then shortened
the name to the last syllable, Sioux. However, the tribe now calls
itself Dakota.

Dakota Indians

Dakota Indian website
Dakota Indians Dakota Indians in Southwest District of Minneapolis
Dakota (Sioux) War A Closer Look at the Conflict
Dakota Society he Dakota Society is a Minnesota non-profit corporation organized to engage in research and education pertaining to the history and culture of Native Americans.
Dakota Souix Standing Rock Reservation

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