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Lakota (North American people)


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  • Variants

    • Lakota Sioux (North American people)
    • Lakota Indians
    • Lakotah (North American people)
    • Teton (North American people)
    • Teton Sioux (North American people)
    • Thítunwan (North American people)
    • Titunwan (North American people)
    • Western Sioux (North American people)
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Lakota Indians
  • Sources

    • found: AAT, June 21, 2014(preferred term: Lakota (culture or style); variants (English): Lakotas; Lakhota; Teton (Lakota); Western Sioux); notes: Refers to the culture of one of the three main divisions of the Sioux. The Lakota had seven main autonomous divisions: Blackfoot; Brulé (Upper and Lower); Hunkpapa; Miniconjou; Oglala; Sans Arcs; and Oohenonpa)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, 2004:p. 893 (index entry: Lakota Sioux; no entry or cross reference under Teton)
    • found: Native American in the twentieth century : an encyclopedia, 1994:p. 299-303 (entry: Lakota; Lakota is the Native term for both the language and the people commonly called western "Sioux," and the largest division of the Oceti Sakowin or "Seven Fireplaces," Lakota is also synonymous with Titunwan meaning "Prarie Dwellers," anglicized as Teton)
    • found: Google, June 29, 2014(advanced search under "Teton" and "Indians" minus word "mountains" yields 154,000 hits; advanced search under "Lakota" and "Indians" minus word "mountains" yields 1,590,000 hits)
    • found: Communication from Dr. William K. Powers, July 30, 2014("Teton Indians," never has been, nor is it now, tantamount to or representative of the subject "Lakota." Lakota is the official name and language of people native to America who for 374 years were inaccurately referred to by missionaries, historians, anthropologists, and federal administrative bodies as "Sioux," regarded as a racist term by the Lakota people themselves.)
    • found: Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America online, viewed July 30, 2014:Sioux (Those known today as Sioux (the Dakota, the Lakota, and the Nakota), living primarily in the upper Great Plains region, are among the best-known Indians within American popular culture due to their participation in what Americans perceive to have been dramatic events within their own history; [Teton not used except pertaining to the language])
    • found: Handbook of North American Indians, 2001:(Tetons)
    • found: National Museum of Natural History WWW site, Feb. 9, 2015:(Lakota; [no hits on Teton except in context of Teton Dam or Grand Teton]
    • found: Journey Museum WWW site, Feb. 9, 2015:(Lakota [no hits on Teton])
    • found: National Museum of the American Indian WWW site, Feb. 9, 2015:index term (Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux))
    • found: Merriam Webster online, Oct. 26, 2015:Lakota (plural Lakota or Lakotas)
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-04-28: new
    • 2016-01-06: revised
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