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Sioux

 (so͞o)
n. pl. Sioux (so͞o, so͞oz)
1. A member of a group of Native American peoples, comprising the Lakota, the Santee, the Yankton, and the Yanktonai, inhabiting the northern Great Plains from Minnesota to eastern Montana and from southern Saskatchewan to Nebraska. Present-day Sioux populations are located mainly in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and Nebraska.
2. Any of the Siouan languages of the Sioux peoples.

[North American French, short for nadouéssioux, from Ottawa na·towe·ssiwak, plural of na·towe·ssi, Sioux person, from Proto-Algonquian *na·towe·wa, northern Iroquoian, probably from *-a·towe·, to speak a foreign language.]

Sioux adj.

Sioux

(suː)
npl Sioux (suː; suːz)
1. (Peoples) a member of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly ranging over a wide area of the Plains from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
2. (Languages) any of the Siouan languages
[from French, shortened from Nadowessioux, from Chippewa Nadoweisiw]

Da•ko•ta

(dəˈkoʊ tə)

n., pl. -tas, (esp. collectively) -ta for defs. 4-5.
1. a former territory in the U.S.: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota 1889.
2. the Dakotas, North Dakota and South Dakota.
3. a member of an American Indian people of Minnesota and the N Great Plains in the mid-19th century: later confined to reservations, mainly in the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, and Canada.
4. the easternmost subgroup of the Dakota.
5. the Siouan language of the Dakota.
Da•ko′tan, adj., n.

Sioux

A native North American people originally ranging across the Great Plains from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky MountainsSioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
Biloxi - a member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi
Catawba - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
Crow - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
Dakota - a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
Gros Ventre, Hidatsa - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
Iowa, Ioway - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
Missouri - a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
Ofo - a member of the Siouan people living in the Yazoo river valley in Mississippi
Oto, Otoe - a member of the Siouan people inhabiting the valleys of the Platte and Missouri rivers in Nebraska
Eastern Sioux, Santee, Santee Dakota, Santee Sioux - a member of the eastern branch of the Sioux
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
Tutelo - a member of the Siouan people of Virginia and North Carolina
Winnebago - a member of the Siouan-speaking people formerly living in eastern Wisconsin south of Green Bay; ally of the Menomini and enemy of the Fox and Sauk people
Translations

Sioux

nSioux mf
adjSioux-, der Sioux; Sioux chiefSiouxhäuptling m
References in classic literature ?
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
Powell, I knew, was well armed and, further, an experienced Indian fighter; but I too had lived and fought for years among the Sioux in the North, and I knew that his chances were small against a party of cunning trailing Apaches.
He had been listening to stories of attacks upon the trains by the Sioux and Pawnees.
Being liberated, he engaged with the Spaniards and Sioux Indians in a war against the Pawnees; then returned to Missouri, and had acted by turns as sheriff, trader, trapper, until he was enlisted as a leader by Captain Bonneville.
In ascending the upper Missouri they would have to pass through the country of the Sioux Indians, who had manifested repeated hostility to the white traders, and rendered their expeditions extremely perilous; firing upon them from the river banks as they passed beneath in their boats, and attacking them in their encampments.
Should they be fortunate enough to pass through the country of the Sioux without molestation, they would have another tribe still more savage and warlike beyond, and deadly foes of white men.
There was a remarkable figure; tall, bony, straight as a Sioux chief, high forehead, straight nose, heavy jaws, and strong, determined mouth, with big white teeth, piercing eyes, and a commanding manner.
The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman.
Some of us are here to buy, and some to sell," returned the trapper; "but none will follow, if they hear it is not safe to come nigh the lodge of a Sioux.
The Pawnees and the white men are brothers, but a Sioux dare not show his face in the village of the Loups.
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