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The Sioux can be found throughout the northern Plains, including North and South Dakotas, northern Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana. The arrival of white Americans following the Louisiana Purchase lead to an end to native Sioux life due to the depletion of the buffalo. There are three native Sioux dialects, Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. Biggest and most famous of these is Lakota.

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Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux circa 1900

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Sioux Medicine Man, Fool Bull, photographed by John Anderson. The sheild is now in a museum.

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Zitkala-Sa was a Yankton Sioux woman. She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author, musician and composer - she wrote the first American Indian opera, The Sun Opera, in 1913. She went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States

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Studio profile of Louie, Sitting Bull's son. Hunkpapa Sioux, wearing a war bonnet. Photograph by D. F. Barry, 188?. The pronunciation of Hunkpapa is something like: Hunk - par - per.

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Yankton Dakota (Sioux) Two-Hide Pattern Dress with Fully Beaded Yoke

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