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Sioux Culture and History

As a complement to our Sioux language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Sioux tribe and their society. Please note that Siouxs and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Sioux history is interesting and important, but the Sioux Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Sioux Websites

Sioux Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Dakota and Lakota Sioux language.
Sioux Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Sioux culture.
Sioux Legends:
    Collection of Sioux Indian legends and folktales.

Sioux Tribal and Community Websites

Official homepages of individual Lakota and Dakota Sioux nations in the United States, with information about tribal leadership, services, and events:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota), South Dakota;
Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota;
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, South Dakota;
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, South Dakota;
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, South Dakota;
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, South Dakota;
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota/North Dakota;
Spirit Lake Sioux Nation, North Dakota;
Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux Community, Minnesota;
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, Minnesota;
Prairie Island Indian Community, Minnesota

Rosebud Indian Reservation Tourism and Attractions * Yankton Sioux Tourism
    Tourism/economic websites of Sioux Indian tribes.
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre:
    Dedicated to the Cree, Dene, Ojibway, Assiniboine, and Dakota Indian cultures of Saskatchewan.

Maps of Sioux Lands

South Dakota Indian Map * North Dakota Indian Map * Minnesota Indian Map * Wisconsin Indian Map:
    Iowa Indian Map * Nebraska Indian Map * Illinois Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Lakota and Dakota Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Plains Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Dakota Sioux, Comanche, Blackfoot, and other Plains Indian tribes.

Sioux Lifestyle and Tradition

Minnesota Reservations:
    Extensive profiles of the Ojibway and Dakota tribes of Minnesota, including culture, history, and addresses.
Lakota Dakota Information Home Page:
    Articles on various aspects of the culture, history, and politics of the Lakota and Dakota peoples.
The Dakota Indians * The Lakota Indians * The Nakota Indians * Sioux (Dakota, Lakota, Nakota)
    Articles on Sioux Indian history and culture.
The Teton Sioux * The Yanktonai:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnographies of the Yanktonai and Teton (Lakota) Indians.
Sioux Legends:
    Collection of Sioux Indian legends and folktales.
Blueberry Wojapi Recipe * Corn Balls (Wahuwapa Wasna) * Buffalo Stew with Fry Bread Crust * Lakota Frybread Recipe:
    Braised Buffalo Heart * Lakota Buffalo Feast:
    Traditional Sioux recipes.
Sioux Indian Clothes * Dakota Sioux Beaded Cuffs * Traditional Indian Clothing * War Bonnets * Indian Hair Styles:
    Pictures of traditional Sioux Indian clothing and hair.
Dakota/Eastern Sioux Indians * Lakota/Western Sioux Indians * Nakota/Yankton Sioux * Oceti Sakowin:
    Online exhibit of Sioux Indian artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Oglala Sioux Flag * Cheyenne River Sioux * Whitecap Dakota Sioux * Rosebud Sioux Flag:
    Crow Creek Sioux Flag * United Sioux Tribes Flag * Fort Peck Assiniboine Flag * Yankton Sioux Flag:
    Flags and symbols of various Sioux tribes, bands, nations, and political entities.
Oglala Sioux License Plate * Cheyenne River Sioux * Crow Creek Sioux * Flandreau Santee:
    Lower Brule Sioux * Rosebud Sioux Plate * Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Plate:
    Spirit Lake Nation Plate * Standing Rock Sioux Plate * Yankton Sioux Plate:
    Sioux license plates.

Sioux Arts and Literature

Sioux Authors * Standing Rock Sioux Authors * Rosebud Sioux Authors * Dakota Authors * Lakota Authors * Teton Authors:
    Brule Sioux Authors * Hunkpapa Sioux Authors * Oglala Sioux Authors * Yankton Sioux Authors:
    Assiniboine-Sioux Authors * Santee Sioux Authors * Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Authors:
    Sioux Indian writers, their lives and work.
Wilmer Mesteth Music * Nellie Two Bulls * Buddy Red Bow:
    Songs performed by Lakota musicians.
Lakota Music:
    Overview of Plains Indian musical tradition with musical notation and lyrics to several Lakota chants.

Sioux History and Biography

    History of the Dakota Sioux tribe in Canada.
Brule Sioux Tribe: * Teton Sioux Tribe:
    Historical articles about the Sioux people.
Crazy Horse * The West: Crazy Horse * Crazy Horse * Crazyhorse/Tashunkewitko * Crazy Horse
    Crazy Horse (Tashunka Witco) * Crazy Horse * Crazy Horse * Crazy Horse, Tashunke Witco
    Sites about the Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse.
Crazy Horse Defense * Crazy Horse * The Crazy Horse Law
    Lakota Indians opposing Crazy Horse malt liquor and other abuse of Indian leaders' names.
Sioux Warriors:
    Biographical sketches of 19th century Sioux and Assiniboine individuals.
Esiitahumleah, Teton Chief * Little Crow: * Monkaushka: * Tokakon: * Waapashaw: * Wanata:
    Biographies of historical Sioux figures.
Where are the indigenous children who never came home?
    Article about the abuse of Arapaho and Lakota children forced to attend state boarding schools.
Four Directions: Dakota * Four Directions: Lakota * Four Directions: Nakota:
    Timeline and links about Sioux history.

Sioux Genealogy

Dakota Genealogy Forum * Lakota Genealogy Forum: * Sioux Ancestry Board:
    Messageboards for Lakota and Dakota Sioux descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Native American ancestors.

Books for sale on the Sioux Indians
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Santee Dakota Indian Tales:
    A good collection of Dakota Sioux legends and folktales.
Lakota Woman:
    Autobiography of Sicangu Lakota activist Mary Brave Bird Crow Dog.
Bead on an Anthill: A Lakota Childhood:
    Memoirs of an Oglala Lakota woman.
Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians:
    Excellent introduction to the Sioux Indian culture past and present, by a Native American author.
*Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux:
    Picture book about Sioux culture past and present, based on the traditional names of moons in the Dakota calendar systems.
Love Flute * Heetunka's Harvest * Adopted by the Eagles:
    Illustrated children's books based on Sioux legends.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books by and about the Sioux tribes and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Lakota Sioux: * Sioux Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Sioux Indians.
   Los Sioux * Los Lakota * Historia y lengua Siux:
   Information about the Sioux tribe in Spanish.
   Sioux Nation:
   Sioux links.

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