Sioux Tribe Research Paper

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A lot of native nations lived on the Great Plains including the Sioux. The name Sioux comes from the sioun word “Nadowessi” which means little snake.The sioux indians originally came from Asia. These Native Americans lived in the territory of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota etc. A Frenchman, moved into Sioux territory in the seventeenth century and took control of much of their land. The Sioux Indians were a powerful tribe with a rich history. The sioux we nomadic which meant they moved from place to another.They followed the pattern of buffalo which assured them there will be enough food and clothing. The Sioux tribe were well known for their hunting and warrior culture. War was a very important…show more content…
The tepee was constructed from wooden poles that were covered with animal skin they used from the animals they hunted.It was shaped like a pyramid, with flaps as openings, and an open smoke hole at the top. Tepees had few furnishings. Buffalo hides were used for seating, bedding, and covers.This type shelter suited the nomadic lifestyle of the Sioux tribe. They designed it this way so they could be able to move to another place quickly. The religion and beliefs of the Sioux tribe was based on animism .this is based on the religious idea that the universe and all natural objects animals, plants, trees, rivers, mountains rocks etc have souls or spirits. In one of the Sioux myths, Chapa is the beaver spirit and symbolizes labor . The Great Plains tribes such as the Sioux believed in Manitou, the great spirit which was the greats of all . The Sioux name for the Great Spirit is “Wakan Tanka” which means the Great Mystery.The Sioux people believe that every object was spirit, or “waken” as they call…show more content…
The Sioux tribe originally lived as Woodland Indians along the upper Mississippi .. The were forced west by the French . During the migration west to the Great Plains the tribe split into three divisions - the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota. The names Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota all mean "Allies" . The Lakota Sioux, were known for their warrior culture. The Lakota were also known as the Tetonwan/Teton, the 'Dwellers on the Plains'. The Lakota were the major opponents of the US Army during the Sioux Wars.The Dakota Sioux, also known as the Isanti/Santee.they were named the 'Knife Makers'.The Nakota Sioux, also known as the Ihanktown, were the smallest division located in the east.They were named the 'Keepers of the Sacred

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