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n. pl. Yanktonai or Yank·to·nais
A member of a subdivision of the Nakota formerly inhabiting northern Minnesota, now located mainly in North and South Dakota and eastern Montana.
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Bands of Cut Head Yanktonai people also lived in the Spirit Lake area.
(9.) Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, refers to the seven major divisions among the Dakota people: Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Wahpeton, Sisseton (all Santee/Eastern Dakota), Yankton, Yanktonai (both Yankton/Nakota), and Lakota (Teton).
When I was young I looked like my dad, my brown hair tipped red in summer--anyone could think I was white, only white, and never Yanktonai Dakota and a little Hunkpapa.
The reservation, located throughout North and South Dakota, has been occupied by several Native American tribes including Sihasapa Lakota, Hunkpapa Lakota and Yanktonai Dakota.
The reservation is located in North Dakota and South Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, consisting of Hunkpapa Lakota, Sihasapa Lakota and Yanktonai Dakota, reside.
He chose to display mosaic murals using a visual vocabulary that emphasized his Yanktonai Nakota heritage.
Many of the plum names reflect the heritage of the Great Plains: for example, 'Waneta,' after a Yanktonai Sioux leader.
Pushed from the upper Mississippi River region by their Cree, Assiniboine, and Ojibwa enemies, as well as pulled by the prospects offered by the bison-rich Plains, three of the four main branches of the Sioux, the Lakota, Yankton, and Yanktonai, migrated onto the eastern Plains during the late 1600s and into the 1700s while the fourth, the Santee or Dakota, remained in present-day Minnesota.
military accelerated the federal policies to crush the Oglala, Sicangu Minneconju, Yanktonai, Santee and other bands of Lakota and Dakota.
It was there that Yanktonai Lakota Gary Silk danced for the buffalo as Horace Axtell, a descendant of Nez Perce Chief Joseph, prayed and sang with his sons, their clear voices resonating to the mountains.
He had many advantages over the other candidates for the superintendent's job, his greatest being his half-Indian wife, Marie, a Yanktonai Sioux (Medawakanton).
An early example of a Yanktonai Sioux Ceremonial Warrior Clothing?