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Lakota Indians


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  • Variants

    • Lakota Sioux Indians
    • Lakotah Indians
    • Prairie dweller Indians
    • Sioux Indians, Western
    • Teton Indians
    • Teton Sioux Indians
    • Thítunwan Indians
    • Titunwan Indians
    • Western Sioux Indians
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Teton Indians
  • Sources

    • found: Hearn, M.P. The Lakota, c1995.
    • found: Leitch, B.A. A concise dict. of Ind. tribes of No. Am., 1979:p. 146.
    • found: McMillan, A.D. Native peoples and cultures of Canada, c1988:p. 142.
    • found: Britannica Online, Sept. 9, 2009:Sioux (Teton, also referred to as the Western Sioux, spoke Lakota and had seven divisions--the Silhaspa, or Blackfoot; Brulé (Upper and Lower); Hunkpapa; Miniconjou; Oglala; Sans Arcs; and Oohenonpa, or Two-Kettle)
    • found: McCoy, Ron. "I was taught that the sun was a great mystery" : the sky in Lakota art and lore, c2013(Lakotas)
    • found: OCLC, June 21, 2014(search combining keyword "Teton" in title and keyword "Indians" in subject and date 1980 to present yields 137 hits; search combining keyword "Lakota" in title and keyword "Indians" in subject and date 1980 to present yields 1,296 hits)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 21, 2014(entry: Lakota People; The Lakóta people (pronounced [la'k'ota]; also known as Teton, Thítunwan ("prairie dwellers"), [1] Teton Sioux ("snake, or enemy") are an indigenous people of the Great Plains of North America; The seven bands or "sub-tribes" of the Lakota are: Sičhánǧu (Brulé, Burned Thighs) [1] Oglála ("They Scatter Their Own") [1] Itázipčho (Sans Arc, Without Bows) [1] Húnkpapa ("End Village", [1] Camps at the End of the Camp Circle) Mnikȟówožu ("Plant beside the Stream",[1] Planters by the Water) Sihásapa ("Black Feet") [1] Oóhenunpa (Two Kettles) [1]; Today, the Lakota are found mostly in the five reservations of western South Dakota: Rosebud Indian Reservation (home of the Upper Sičhánǧu or Brulé), Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (home of the Oglála), Lower Brule Indian Reservation (home of the Lower Sičhanǧu), Cheyenne River Indian Reservation (home of several other of the seven Lakota bands, including the Mnikówožu, Itázipčho, Sihásapa and Oóhenumpa), and Standing Rock Indian Reservation (home of the Húnkpapȟa), also home to people from many bands. Lakota also live on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation of northwestern North Dakota, and several small reserves in Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
    • 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: DeMaillie, Raymond J. Sioux until 1850, 2001:p. 718 (Teton [called themselves] used the form lak[superscript h]óta; the form Lakota could be used by anyone writing exclusively about the Teton (Standing Bear 1928; Grobsmith 1981))
    • 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))
  • LC Classification

    • E99.T34
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2015-03-16: revised
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