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The name, "Sioux" is a French rendering of the Ojibwa word nadewisou, meaning "treacherous snakes." The name was not meant as a compliment and was not until recently, by the Sioux. The Sioux referred to themselves as "An Alliance of Friends." In the Santee dialect, the name is pronounced, "Dakhota." In the Yankton dialect the name is "Nakhota." And, in the Teton dialect, we are the "Lakhota." The Lakhota, largest population of the three, come mainly from Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Lower Brule, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservations. Contrary to popular belief, the Lakhota are not history.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

The Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is part of the Great Sioux Reservation that was established under the Treaty of 1868. This treaty established a reservation of 60,000,000+ acres that encompassed all of western South Dakota, North Dakota, Eastern Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska and Montana.

Great Sioux Nation

The Great Sioux Nation of South Dakota
Great Sioux Nation Black Hills & Badlands Great Lakes Glacial Lakes & Prairies Southeast South DakotaŐs history reads like an adventure story. ItŐs a tale of Plains Indians, explorers and pioneers. And it features names like Crazy Horse, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lewis and Clark, and Wild Bill Hickok
Lakota Nation (31)  
Many Hawks - Tribute to the Oglala Lakota Sioux Oglala and Pine Ridge reservation, quotes from Crazy Horse and Eagle Man
Lakota Mall Pine Ridge Reservation
Lakota Teaching Project by the Lakota people
Lakota Sioux historical information, tribes, legends & spiritual, pictures, organizations, art, music & dance, language, political, individuals, maps & data.
Lakota Kxoyag Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Lakota Sioux  
Lakota Wowapi Oti Kin Lakota Home Page by Martin Brokenleg and Raymond Bucko)
Sioux Heritage learn to speak Lakhota
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe  
Dakota Conflict Trials 1862 300 Sioux were hung as result of the trials.
Dakota Curriculum Project lesson plans, and information about the Dakota culture and history.
Dakota Language learn the Dakota language using a method called "Teaching Native Languages with Respect."
Introduction to Dakota Culture and History  
Dakota and Nakona Fort Peck Community College lessons in the Dakota and Nakona languages, with sound clips of proper pronunciation, as well as grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux History
Prairie Island Indians Mdewakanton Dakota reservation in Minnesota
Rosebud Sioux Tribe  
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux  
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe  
Salt River Pima-Maricopa  
Sioux Heritage