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n. pl. Oglala or O·gla·las
A member of a Native American people constituting a subdivision of the Lakota, formerly inhabiting the Black Hills region of western South Dakota, with a present-day population in southwest South Dakota.
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Noun1.Oglala - a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly inhabited the Black Hills of western South Dakota
Lakota, Teton, Teton Dakota, Teton Sioux - a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
2.Oglala - a Siouan language spoken by the Oglala
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
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Montileaux (an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, presenter, and consultant on Lakota culture) retells the origins of the drum, using traditional stories that Lakota people still tell today.
Though we were an independent paper, the tribal president proclaimed that from then on, any attack on the newspaper would be considered an attack on the Oglala Sioux tribe itself.
Rick grows to appreciate and revere the ways of the land of his people, the Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation; You Choose turns his back on the Rez and all it would teach him.
The Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, last formally codified its laws in 1996.
They were made by local Oglala ladies, using scraps of patterned fabric, whatever happened to be available.
Michael Black, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has served as BIA Director since April 2010.
McDermott presents a biographical account of the life of Oglala Lakota (Sioux) leader Red Cloud, who played a major role in the history of the state of South Dakota during the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Synopsis: Red Cloud of the Oglala Souix was a highly celebrated warrior who led his people to victory on the battlefield, Red Cloud was also a skilled diplomat who help the Oglala Sioux transition from a nomadic life to a reservation-based life.
McLaughlin carefully thought out the divergent lives of Oglala Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Bad Face of Red Cloud's kindred, Sans Arc Thunder Hawk, Miniconjou and Oglala Hump, and Oglala Crazy Horse and his brothers.
In South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council this year rejected a proposal to allow marijuana.
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps reserve, serving the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa in Belcourt, ND, and the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) in Pine Ridge, SD.
Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died.