The Sioux call themselves Dakota, Lakhota, or Nakoda, depending on the language they speak (it is the word for "men" rendered in the three related Siouan Proper languages). "Sioux" is still commonly used to refer to the group in general, but not by the people themselves, for it is an insult from their traditional enemies the Ojibwe, meaning "rattlesnake" or "treacherous."
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Dahcotah: Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling
Mary Eastman's seminal ethnography of the Dakota people, originally published in 1849. Searchable page images. Each page also in Adobe Acrobat format for download.
Four Bands Community Fund
Home page of a nonprofit founded to assist entrepreneurs of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation (Lakota) at Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
Four Directions Institute: Dakota
Tribal profile, timeline, and links.
Lakota Culture and Spirituality
Bilingual site (English/Spanish) with information and articles on Lakota culture and language.
Little Feather Indian Interpretive Center
Information about the Center, the Staff, the Pipestone Dakota, and their sacred and secular art. Some art available from the website.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Official site of the Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Oyate Lakota), offering a view of the land, people and projects of the tribe.
Native American traditions as told by a Sioux descendant.
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