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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 ?
Durant, vice-president of the road, stopped at this point; cheers were given, the Sioux and Pawnees performed an imitation Indian battle, fireworks were let off, and the first number of the Railway Pioneer was printed by a press brought on the train.
They then perceived that the train was attacked by a band of Sioux.
The Sioux were armed with guns, from which came the reports, to which the passengers, who were almost all armed, responded by revolver-shots.
A Sioux chief, wishing to stop the train, but not knowing how to work the regulator, had opened wide instead of closing the steam-valve, and the locomotive was plunging forward with terrific velocity.
The Sioux had at the same time invaded the cars, skipping like enraged monkeys over the roofs, thrusting open the doors, and fighting hand to hand with the passengers.
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.
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.
He has seen the last of his four-footed creatures, or I am but little skilled in Sioux cunning.
you may hear them in the willow bottoms at this very moment; ay, your real Sioux cattle will run like so many long-legged elks.
Four or five of his sons made their appearance from beneath as many covers, where they had been posted under the impression that the figures they had seen, on the swell of the prairie, were a part of the Sioux band.
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.