The Lakota people mainly live in North and South Dakota. Many historical figures came from the Lakota, including Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Red Cloud.
Asked in Fruits and Vegetables, Lakota
What vegetables did the Lakota Indians eat?
The Lakota diet was more than 90% meat from deer, antelope and bison (buffalo) prepared in many different ways - including dried for winter storage. The Lakota term wasna ("anything, ground up") is today often called pemmican; it comprised dried meat, berries and fat or bone marrow, ground up with a pounding stone. This combination is considered very healthy by analysts today. Other foods were gathered from the wild since no farming was done until the reservation era: berries such as chokecherries, service berries, buffalo berries, strawberries, raspberries, roots such as wild carrot, wild plums, wild turnip, wild potatoes, psin (wild onions) and so on. A favourite meal was soup called wohanpi, made with buffalo meat, wild turnips and blo (tiny wild potatoes).
Asked in Native American History, Lakota
What types of tools did the lakota tribe use to make their houses?
"Houses" is not an appropriate word for tipis, which are really tents. Tools were needed to dress and tan the buffalo hides used in making the cover: an awl for making holes and sinew (from the same buffalo) as thread, a scraper made from bone to take off the fat and hair from the skins and to scrape the surface smooth. Knives or axes obtained from traders were used to cut, trim and de-bark the tall pine poles used as the framework and to shape the "lodge pins", which were sharpened sticks about a foot long used to hold together the front seam of the cover.
Asked in Native American History, Lakota
What did Lakota use inside the tepee to make their tepee comfortable?
Asked in Lakota
What does the Lakota word Wopila mean?
Wopila is a noun in the native American Lakota language referring to a sharing and/or a giveaway (Wopila). It is an offering of giving/sharing, a thanks given for all of existence and the blessing inherent in each moment of it. A Wopila is often offered in ceremony and as a broad statement of thanksgiving within a community. A Wopila can be part another ceremony wherein memories, stories, and songs are shared and then accompanied by the material giveaway of significant gifts, both new and previously used, to individuals attending the ceremony. The early practice of Wopila (the giveaway ceremony) also ensured a distribution of wealth wherein no one person's or one family's wealth dominated the others. Today it can be a powerful medicine (a transformative process) for an individual to to grieve loss or tragedy and move on or continue on with one's life. The plains people roamed and hunted the Great Plains of North America for centuries. Today, the Great Sioux Nation continues the tradition of offering Wopila. Other individuals, non-native Americans, recogizing the value of indigenous peoples' traditions also offer Wapila.
How is the Lakota word for grandma pronounced?
Asked in Sioux Indians, Lakota
How do you say 'journey' in Lakota?
The Lakota noun oómani means a journey, travelling or expedition. The verb ichimani means to go on a journey. This idea and both words are clearly very old, since the -mani element means to walk (indicating journeys before horses became available). The terms came to refer to journeys mainly on horseback.
Asked in Women's Clothing, Sioux Indians, Lakota
What are the Lakota Sioux Clothing?
Animal hides mostly. Women wore dresses and men wore a loincloth, leggings, and mocassins, and in cold weather, a poncho. As it got colder, both sexes added mittens and headgear. In the warmest weather, men went completely naked, though. Boys' and girls' ears were pierced, and plains tribes in general were fond of jewelry.
Asked in Native American Languages, Lakota
What is Lakota words for Talking Crow?
The Lakota word for a crow (bird) is kangi (with a nasal "a" sound). There are many different verbs for "to talk", each with a different shade of meaning that is dificult to express in English. Woyag means "talking or telling things", woich'iglakA means to talk about oneself, akhiyA is to talk in a group, howayA is to talk intensely without stopping, and so on. Kangi woyag would therefore mean "a crow bird that tells things".