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On the wind-swept plains of South Dakota, you can almost imagine what life was like hundreds of years ago ... at the time when the Sioux called this land their own.

Their lives were lived close to the land and nature. Because of this, they felt all things - from the sun's rays to the smallest ant - were the work of Wakan Tanka, the Grandfather Spirit. The sun, sky and winds were all part of the Great Spirit.

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The Lakota (pronounced [laˈkˣota]; also known as Teton, Titunwan ("prairie dwellers"), Teton Sioux ("snake, or enemy") are an indigenous people of the Great Plains. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes,the Oceti Šakowiŋ or seven council fires, and speak Lakota, one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language.

The Lakota are the western-most of the three Sioux-language groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota. The seven bands or "sub-tribes" of the Lakota are:

Sicaŋǧu (Brulé, Burned Thighs)
Oglala ("They Scatter their Own)
Itazipco (Sans Arc, Without Bows)
Huŋkpapa ("End Village," Camps at the End of the Camp Circle)
Miniconjou ("Plant beside the Stream," Planters by the Water)
Sihasapa ("Black Feet")
Oóhenuŋpa (Two Kettles)

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The Pawnee and the Lakota Sioux

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Wonderful life - Native American music

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Comment by Torch Mills on July 21, 2012 at 3:53pm

Elder Russel Means, AIM Leader and Lakota Spokesman

Comment by Torch Mills on July 21, 2012 at 3:51pm

Floyd Red Crow Westerman, My Lakota Mentor

Comment by Torch Mills on July 21, 2012 at 3:50pm

Black Elk, as a Young Heyoka Holy Man

Comment by Torch Mills on July 21, 2012 at 3:48pm

Crazy Horse, or Touch the Clouds

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Great Chief Red Cloud, Who saved the Lakotas,

after Wounded Knee, and All was Lost to Washington

Comment by Torch Mills on July 21, 2012 at 3:42pm

Spirit Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakotas, 

Carrier of the White Buffalo Calf Woman Pipe Chanunpa Bundle 

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Comment by LadyHawkღ on July 21, 2012 at 10:56am

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There are nine bands of Dakota and Lakota in Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan, with a total of 6,000 registered members. They are recognized as First Nations but are not considered "treaty Indians". As First Nations they receive rights and entitlements through the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada department. However as they are not recognized as treaty Indians, they did not participate in the land settlement and natural resource revenues. The Dakota rejected a $60 million land rights settlement in 2008.

 

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