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Sioux

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Refers to the culture of the Sioux, a North American Plains Indian people, or confederation of peoples, of Siouan linguistic stock. Sioux is an abbreviation of Nadouessioux, a name originally used to refer to them by the Ojibwa; the word Dakota means "allies." There were three main divisions of the Sioux: Santee, Yankton, and Teton, calling themselves, respectively, Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota.

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Dakota Indians

Siouan Indians

Sioux Indians

Siouan

Dakota

Broader Term

Plains Indian

Narrower Terms

Yankton

Lakota

Santee

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