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~The French shortened Nadouissioux to Sioux ~Divided into three groups Dakota, Nakota and Lakota ~Dakota Lakota and Nakota means “friend” or “ally” ~Some.

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1 ~The French shortened Nadouissioux to Sioux ~Divided into three groups Dakota, Nakota and Lakota ~Dakota Lakota and Nakota means “friend” or “ally” ~Some lived in the wood lands ~Lakota were care takers for the black hills

2 Family There rules made life comfortable for everyone Closed tipi door meant family wanted to be alone When eating men were served first Guests that came brought there own cups and plates Sioux ate with their fingers

3 Children The families taught them to be generous and respectful Girls made tiny cradle boards for their dolls Dolls taught girls how to care for babies Boys learned skills on how to become a good hunter and warrior Children ran and played were they wanted

4 Food No part of buffalo was wasted Some meat was preserved and eaten in the winter Sioux ate fruits, roots and vegetables They also ate antelope, deer, grouse and turkey Sioux ate what was in there homeland

5 Homes A women could take down or put up a tipi in less than one day Nakota and Lakota lived in tipis Some Dakota lived in tipis, but most lived in wigwams An average tipi used fifteen buffalo hides The center of a tipi was called hocoka

6 Clothing ~Some dress tops had quill work, beads, elk teeth or seashell decorations ~Women wore dresses made from two or three deer skins ~Men and women wore animal skin sashes and buffalo hide robes ~Bottom of shirts had fringes ~Men wore breech clothes

7 Crafts They made paint out of clay and rocks They often decorated work with porcupine quills Made pens from buffalo bones 1600s they began decorating with glass beads Sioux women were skilled at making clothing

8 Myths/ legends One time two hunters left and saw a beautiful woman with long hair. She told them she would come the next day. She appeared, she taught them ceremonies gave them a pipe to smoke during meetings and ceremonies. She told them not to eat snakes, toads, lizards, eagles, crows or hawks before leaving she said she would come back each age and bring them peace once again.

9 Society Seven bands made up seven council fires Sioux leaders were called itacan Akita were made up of young warriors Akita were like modern day police Divided into seven bands

10 War Shields were made of thick buffalo hide Women are not allowed to touch any weapons at all Fought bravely to protect their people Men wore breast plates made from small bones Sioux were excellent warriors

11 Contact with the Europeans Radisson found five large Dakota villages with about 5,000 people Spaniards introduced Sioux to horses After they got horses they began to live in tipis and hunt buffalo Called horses sunka wakan which means “sacred dogs

12 Bibliography Gray-KanaTiosh, Barbara. Sioux. ABDO Publishing Company,

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