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1815 Treaty with the Blackfeet Sioux __ You will find the full text. - From Dakota-Lakota-Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition -

American Indian Culture Research Center of the Dakotas ___Links to culture, spirituality, myths and more for the Lakota/Dakota nations and other peoples. - Text only - From the American Indian Culture Research Center -

Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876 ___First read the historic account of this important battle, then check out the report that follows. It was an interview given by a U.S. army scout with the Seventh Cavalry, George Herendon, who rode with Major Reno's command. - Illustrated - From EyeWitness to History -

Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher ___"This exhibit, sponsored by the National Anthropological Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, provides a copy of Fletcher's field journal written during a visit to some Omaha, Ponca and Lakota camps in September and October 1881. The site also provides photographs of the participants, sketches by Fletcher, and a bibliography and links to related sites." - Illustrated - From the National Anthropological Archives - 

Constitution and Bylaws of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota __ Full text of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Lower Sioux Community as approved in 1936. - From University of Oklahoma Law Library -

Dakota Exile ___This is the companion website to a television documentary by the same name. There are two pages of stills from the show and a history timeline. - illustrated - From Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. -


Dakota Tamakoce Singers ___A large library of traditional Dakota songs, plus information about Dakota culture and music. RealOne Player is required for the sound files. - Illustrated - From Richard Becker and Dakota Tamakoce Singers - 

Decline and Fall of the Sioux Nation ___Here's a depressing account of the Sioux Nation's fate in the last half of the nineteenth century. - Text only - From Richard Harter -

Ethnologue Report For Language DHG ___DHG is the code for the Dakota language. Learn its "alternate names, number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation, multilingualism of speakers, availability of the Bible, and other demographic and sociolinguistic information..." - Text only - From Ethnologue - 

Games of Teton Dakota Children ___"This work describes a wide variety of games used by the Lakota. The games are classifed according to the age and genders of the participants." - Text only - From Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J. of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Creighton University - 

Imaging and Imagining the Ghost Dance ___James Mooney's report describing the Ghost Dance during the years 1891-93. - Illustrated - From Thomas W. Kavanagh, Curator of Collections Mathers Museum, Indiana University - 


Lakota Astronomy ___Topics include vision quests, Medicine Wheels and "the Fallen Star." - Illustrated - From Paula Giese - 

Lakota/Nakota/Dakota ___"The names the people we call Sioux have for themselves are the Lakota, Nakota or Dakota..." Learn the distinctions between the three names here. - Text only - From Karen Strom - 

Lakota Plants Page 01 ___"This electronic edition of Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Lakota Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People, in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota: A Study Based on Fr. Eugene Buechel's Collection of Plants of Rosebud around 1920, by Dilwyn R Roges is reproduced with permission of the Rosebud Educational Society, Inc. who retain copyright." Click on the arrows to move forward. For advanced students. - Text only - From the Rosebud Educational Society, Inc. - 

Lakota Symbolism ___There are three sections here. Under each section link you an see what its topics are. A click on any highlighted word or phrase takes you to further information about the topic at hand. - Text only -  From Lakota Rites, Ceremonies and Symbolism - 

Massacre at Wounded Knee ___"This page provides historical background, a primary source account of the massacre, as well as a map of the massacre itself and photographs." - Illustrated - From EyeWitness to History - 

Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska __ Official site of the Santee Tribe of Nebraska. You will find history, current events, points of interest, information about tribal leadership and a lot more. - illustrated - from Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska - 
Sioux Heritage ___"Within this site you will discover outlets for speaking, studying and discussing the Lakhota Language as well as communities involving Lakhota History, Spirituality, Communication, Music, Art and Traditions." - Text only - From Lakhota.Com - 

Sioux Indians ___Location, name and affiliation, population, language and history are covered here in this online version of a 1912 encyclopedic article. Highlighted words lead to further information about the topic at hand.- Text only - From the Catholic Encyclopedia -

Sioux Nation - Lakota - Dakota - Nakota __ An excellent page about many aspects of the Sioux Nation. You will learn about how each "nation" is sub-divided into bands, their history and culture, where they live and find a good timeline of important dates in Sioux history. - illustrated - From Crystalinks -

Sota Iya Ye Yapi ___"The website of the weekly newspaper of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (People) of the Lake Traverse Reservation." There is an excellent history and culture article. - Illustrated - From the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe - 

South Dakota Indian Tribes ___Links to information about the eight Sioux reservations in South Dakota. - 1 map - From Paula Giese -

Spirit Lake Nation __ Official website of the Spirit Lake Nation. "The Spirit Lake Nation reservation was established by Treaty between the United States Government and the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Bands in 1867. the Reservation is located in East Central North Dakota. According to BIA Labor Force report as of 1998 there were 5,086 enrolled members of the Spirit Lake Tribe. - illustrated - From Spirit Lake Nation -

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe __ Official website of the Standing Rock Sioux. "The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe encompasses the bands of Hunkpapa and Black Feet of the Lakota Nation, and Hunkpatinas and Cuthead bands of the Yanktonias of the Dakota Nation. The Lakota Nation or Great Sioux Nation include Oglala, Brule, Minnecoujou, Hunpapa, Black Feet, Without Bows and Two Kettle. The Lakota Nation is a alliance called "Oceti Sakowin" or "Seven Council Fires..." - illustrated - From Standing Rock Nation - 

Treaties ___"This is a collection of treaties between the United States Government and Dakota and Lakota peoples. These treaties were compiled and edited in 1904 by Charles J. Kappler, LL.M., Clerk to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and published under the title: Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, (Volume II), Washington, Government Printing Office." - Text only - From Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J. of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Creighton University - 

Unit Six: Woskate ___"This is a collection of descriptions of various Lakota games based on previously published literature on the subject as well as information gathered from local Lakota scholars, particularly Max Blacksmith of Oglala, South Dakota. The book is designed for teaching Lakota culture on the reservation and contains Lakota terms for each of the games." - Text only - From Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J. of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Creighton University -

Wounded Knee Site Index ___A look at the battle of Wounded Knee in the form of reports from various sources. You could be here quite awhile if you intend to read everything that's offered, including the Wizard of Oz connection. This is definitely a pro-Native website. - Text only - From Jordan S. Dill - 


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