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Official Tribal Name:

Santee Sioux Nation

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Recognition Status:

Federally Recognized

Traditional Name / Traditional Meaning

 

Common Name:

Eastern Dakota, Santee Sioux 

Meaning of Common Name:

Dakota is commonly reported to mean "friend or ally." This is actually incorrect. The real definition of Dakota/Nakota/Lakota is “those who consider themselves kindred.” See this detailed explanation of Sioux Names.

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 Great Plains

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Legends / Oral Stories:

 Create your own reality
Lakota Star Legends
Legend of the Talking Feather
The End of the World according to Lakota legend
The Legend of Devil's Tower
The White Buffalo Woman
Tunkasila, Grandfather Rock
Unktomi and the arrowheads

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Religion & Spiritual Beliefs:

The Sioux Drum

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Arthur Amiotte, (Oglala Lakota)-Painter, Sculptor, Author, Historian  

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Bryan Akipa, flutist (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

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Tribe History:

Descendants Remember Battle of Little Big Horn 

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