The ancestral Sioux most likely lived in the Central Mississippi Valley region and later in Minnesota, for at least two or three thousand years. The ancestors of the Sioux arrived in the northwoods of central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin from the Central Mississippi River shortly before 800 AD.
The Sioux Indians were one of the Indian tribes that Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey. Where did the Sioux live? They lived in the Great Plains in the following states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado.
Today, the Great Sioux Nation lives on reservations across almost 3,000 square miles in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is the second-largest in the United States, with a population of 40,000 members.
The Great Sioux Nation covers the entire state of South Dakota and parts of surrounding states. Great Plains Indians were deemed “Sioux” by French trappers who abbreviated a Chippewa term.
The term “Sioux” is an exonym created from a French transcription of the Ojibwe term “Nadouessioux “, and can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or to any of the nation’s many language dialects.
A Native American girl is called Native American or Indiginous. To be more correct, use her Tribal affiliation e.g. Lakota, Cheyenne, Hopi etc. Each tribal language has a word or more for a girl as well.
Enemies of the Sioux were the French, Ojibway, Assinibone, and the Kiowa Indians. One of the allies of the Sioux were the Arikara.
Common boy names associated with the tribe were; Chatan (Hawk), Chayton (Falcon), Hanska (Tall), Hotah (Strong), Mahkah (Earth), Mato (Bear), Tashunka (Horse), Wambleeska (White eagle), Akecheta (Warrior), Chaska (Eldest son), Makhpia Luta (Red Cloud), Tatanka Ptecila (Little Bull), and Wapasha (Red leaf).
The Comanches, known as the “Lords of the Plains”, were regarded as perhaps the most dangerous Indians Tribes in the frontier era. One of the most compelling stories of the Wild West is the abduction of Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah’s mother, who was kidnapped at age 9 by Comanches and assimilated into the tribe.
The Sioux are a confederacy of several tribes that speak three different dialects, the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota. The Dakota, or Santee Sioux, live mostly in Minnesota and Nebraska, while the smallest of the three, the Nakota, primarily reside in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana.
The Sihásapa or Blackfoot Sioux are a division of the Lakota people, Titonwan, or Teton. Sihásapa is the Lakota word for “Blackfoot”, whereas Siksiká has the same meaning in the Blackfoot language. The Sihásapa lived in the western Dakotas on the Great Plains, and consequently are among the Plains Indians.
The so-called Plains Wars essentially ended later in 1876, when American troops trapped 3,000 Sioux at the Tongue River valley; the tribes formally surrendered in October, after which the majority of members returned to their reservations.
The Sioux language is still spoken daily by more than 26,000 Sioux in Northern Nebraska, Southern Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northeastern Montana, and two provences in Canada. The three major groups of Sioux were known as the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota, which each consisted of several smaller tribes.
In Sioux, hello is hau, pronounced /how/; however, it is a greeting only used by males. The equivalent used by females is han.