Sioux

DEFINITIONS OF: Sioux

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n a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains

Synonyms:
Siouan
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Tashunca-Uitco
a chief of the Sioux who resisted the invasion of the Black Hills and joined Sitting Bull in the defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn (1849-1877)
Rain-in-the-Face
a chief of the Sioux; he was with Sitting Bull and others at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when General Custer's troops were massacred (1835-1905)
Red Cloud
leader of the Oglala who resisted the development of a trail through Wyoming and Montana by the United States government (1822-1909)
Sitting Bull
a chief of the Sioux; took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops; he was present at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when the Sioux massacred General Custer's troops (1831-1890)
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Biloxi
a member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi
Catawba
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
Crow
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
Dakota
a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
Dhegiha
any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
Gros Ventre, Hidatsa
a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
Iowa, Ioway
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
Missouri
a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
Ofo
a member of the Siouan people living in the Yazoo river valley in Mississippi
Oto, Otoe
a member of the Siouan people inhabiting the valleys of the Platte and Missouri rivers in Nebraska
Eastern Sioux, Santee, Santee Dakota, Santee Sioux
a member of the eastern branch of the Sioux
Lakota, Teton, Teton Dakota, Teton Sioux
a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
Tutelo
a member of the Siouan people of Virginia and North Carolina
Winnebago
a member of the Siouan-speaking people formerly living in eastern Wisconsin south of Green Bay; ally of the Menomini and enemy of the Fox and Sauk people
Brule
a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
Hunkpapa
a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly lived in the western Dakotas; they were prominent in resisting the white encroachment into the northern Great Plains
Kansa, Kansas
a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
Miniconju
a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
Ogalala, Oglala
a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly inhabited the Black Hills of western South Dakota
Maha, Omaha
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
Osage
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Missouri in the valleys of the Missouri and Osage rivers; oil was found on Osage lands early in the 20th century
Ponca, Ponka
a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
Quapaw
a member of the Siouan people of the Arkansas river valley in Arkansas
Sihasapa
a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
Two Kettle
a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
Type of:
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian
a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
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