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Sioux Indians

Once a nomadic tribe but forced north from the upper Mississippi area, the Sioux tribe ended up in the black hills of South Dakota. Lakota, Dakota or Nakota, this tribe played a big part in America's early western history.

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How do you say chance in the oglala Sioux language?

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There is no simple word meaning "chance" but several expressions:

  • wanun ...............by mistake, by chance
  • wanuntakshni......accidentally, by chance
  • tokheshkhe.........by some chance
  • okini..................possibly, there is a chance
  • owekish.............might, possibly, there is a chance
  • shehanl esh........here's a chance for somebody (to succeed)
  • sehingle kinhan..........if it should chance to be

What is the name of the area from Texas to South Dakota?

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That area is commonly known as the Great Plains. It covers parts of several states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Why was Senlac Hill so important?

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Senlac Hill was important because it was the location of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, where William the Conqueror's Norman army defeated King Harold II's English forces. This battle marked the Norman conquest of England and changed the course of English history. The victory established William as the new king of England and introduced Norman rule and culture to the country.

Where did the Sioux tribe live?

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The Sioux tribe lived in the Great Plains region of the United States, primarily in present-day North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. They were known as nomadic hunters and relied on the buffalo for their way of life.

How many alpine goats live in the US today?

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There are approximately 300,000 alpine goats in the United States today. The breed is popular for its hardy nature and good milk production.

What are the ways of life of the Makah Indians?

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The Makah Indians traditionally lived a maritime-based lifestyle, relying on fishing, hunting marine mammals, and gathering plants for subsistence. They were skilled canoe builders and navigators, and their culture was deeply intertwined with the sea. Today, the Makah Tribe continues to maintain their connection to their traditional practices while also adapting to modern ways of life.

What did the Indians wear for special occasions?

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For exceptional events, Indians frequently pick customary and elaborate clothing that mirrors the rich social variety of the country. One famous decision for ladies on exceptional events is the lehenga choli. The lehenga choli is a customary Indian outfit that comprises of an erupted skirt (lehenga), a fitted pullover (choli), and a dupatta (scarf).

How do you say Sioux in Navajo language?

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The Navajo use the same terms to mean both the Sioux and the Comanche:

naałani or anaałani

naa means enemies, łani means "many"

What did the Plains Indian make?

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Hunting: Bows and arrows, spears, knives, hide scrapers, drums Transportation: Birchbark canoes, bull boats, toboggans,

What is 'peace' in the Sioux language?

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In Lakota the word for peace is wolakhota; an older term is wookhiye.

Sioux Indian housing?

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The plains Sioux Indians lived in tipis made out of buffalo hides and wooden poles. They are 15 - 20 feet in diameter. The tipis have flaps on the top that could be opened and closed to account for fires inside the tipi and for bad weather. They also contained hooks on the insides to hang weapons, tools and supplies. They relied on tipis for their housing since they're existence was centered around buffalo. They were a migratory tribe based on the presence of buffalo, and tipis were quick and easy to take down and put up. But, the Sioux on the east coast lived in places other than Tipis.

Why did the Indians used buffalo hide shields for?

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The plains Native Americans did not build their homes out of earth, but did use hides to make teepee's. They were a nomadic people who followed the herds and moved to warmer areas in the winter months.

What animals Sioux Indians had?

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Well to answer this question all you have to do is ask yourself how does plants help people today, it is the same. Now how the Sioux and other tribes knew which plants to get would be by watching animals, animals knew which plants to eat and which plants not to eat. Animals even know which plants to eat in order to get better if they are sick.

Did women of the Sioux tribe work?

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The Sioux were a particarcal society, meaning that the men were mostly in charge of running how the society lived. In particarcal societies, the job of hunting went to men, while the women tended to the settlements.

How would you describe the Sioux Nation flag?

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The Sioux were never a single tribe but a collection of 7 related tribal groups:

  1. Mdewakanton
  2. Wahpekute
  3. Wahpeton
  4. Sisseton
  5. Yankton (Ihanktonwan)
  6. Yanktonai
  7. Teton

The largest of these (and the most well-known) were the Teton Sioux, subdivided into the Oglala, Brule, Minneconjou, Two Kettle, Hunkpapa, Sans Arcs and Blackfoot Sioux.

The idea that any of these groups had any kind of tribal symbol is ridiculous; only in very recent times have the different native American groups designed flags for themselves with a wide range of traditional symbols incorporated. None of these flags existed during the 19th century and most have only been used since the 1960s.

The link below takes you to an image of the modern Oglala Sioux flag, featuring a camp circle of tipis:

Did the Sioux tribe have horses?

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Yes, the Sioux tribe did have horses. They, like the Nez Perce had Appaloosas and Paints.

Did the Sioux Farm?

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Nope the Sioux did not farm Because the women got fruit for the people of the Sioux nation.

Did Sioux Indians put art on their tipi's?

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No tribe put "art" on their tipis, since that word is used to describe purely decorative painting or drawing.

Medicine lodges and the lodges of important warriors or chiefs were painted with designs that had either sacred and spiritual significance or indicated the war deeds of the warrior who lived there, so it was far more than simply art.

Very few Lakota Sioux tipis were painted in this way - most were left plain. Some had other forms of embelishment, such as the medicine lodge of Slow Bull, which had small locks of hair sewn to the cover.

See links below for images:

How did Sioux tribe make their homes?

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The Oglala Sioux tribe lived in the Great Plains of North America. They hunted the buffalo, which was a source of food, shelter, and clothing for these people. The people were migratory. A famous Oglala Sioux was Black Elk. Today, people from this tribe live on Pine Ridge Reservation in the Black Hills.

What languages were spoken by Caddo Indians?

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The Caddo tribe were speakers of a southern branch of the Caddoan language family; speakers of languages belonging to the northern branch were the Pawnees, Arikaras, Kitsai and Wichita.

A few words in the Caddo or Hasinai language, which today is close to extinction, are:

e'nah....................mother

ea'titi....................older sister

neesh...................moon

kai'acooh..............drum

keehseeh..............maize (Indian corn)

chawee.................bow

deetsi...................dog

do'ooh..................rabbit

ta'sha...................wolf

What is the Seneca Indians' climate?

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The seneca climate was harsh and deadly.in the summer they had to deal with extreme heat that killed most of the crops.The winter was even worse.It was super cold and made it very hard for them to survive the cold harsh winter.Sadly many indians did die to the winter some survived to live another day.

What happened to George Custers sword from the Little Big Horn?

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George Armstrong Custer was armed with two British Bulldog pistols for his personal sidearms and also carried a Remington long range hunting rifle across his saddle pommel. After the fighting ended at last stand hill the Indians stripped and mulitated the dead, taking EVERYTHING. Few documented U.S. cavalry weapons from Custer's five companys survive today. Nothing of Custer's.

How do you say mountain in the Sioux language?

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In Lakota the word for mountain is he or heakantu.

What did the Sioux tribe wear?

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This varies among the many Sioux nation tribes.

Common things would include a medicine wheel pendant, Sea shells among the east coast tribe, beads of many sorts, feathers (the eagle feather is the main feather which represents the great spirit, however the USA govt has outlawed any Sioux from owning an eagle feather unless they are part of a federally recognized tribe. The fine for a Sioux owning an eagle feather today can reach $25,000).

Clothing included moccasin shoes, leather, and animal skin of various sorts.

What do the Sioux tribe eat now?

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Yes in store bought, but before supermarkets came they eat deer, elk, and buffalo. I don't think they ate bear from what I know. Bears were our ancestors that we don't eat them, they were some sort of evil or set to be something bad. Dog was another source only because meat became scarce in those days. When settlers drove our herd away.