Native American Indian Facts

Sioux Indian Facts

Sioux Indian Dance
Sioux Indians Dancing


Dozens of native nations lived on the Great Plains including the Sioux Indians, also known as the Lakota or Dakota. The name Sioux means "little snakes". These Native Americans were nomadic and occupied territory in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota, however they were also known to live in parts of Nebraska, Illinois, and Montana. Jean Duluth, a Frenchman, moved into Sioux territory in the seventeenth century and took control of much of their land. The Sioux Indians were a powerful tribe with a rich history. The facts below will address who they were, what they were about, how they lived, why they were so powerful, and other interesting information.

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General Sioux Indian Tribe Facts

Facts about Sioux Indian Religious Beliefs

Traditional religious beliefs center around Wakan Tanka, their god and creator of all things. They were also a very spiritual group and believed that all things have spirits. Seven main spiritual ceremonies were held each year and were a very important part of Sioux culture.

Sioux Indian Spiritual Ceremonies

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