means "friends" or Allies,
Original Seven Council Fires
Tradional Dakata Song
Mdewakantonwan, Spirit Lake People
Wahpekute, Shooters among the Leaves
Sisseton, People of the Fish Ground (Sisseton)
Wahpetonwan, Dwellers among the Leaves (Wahpeton)
Ihanktonwana, Little Dwellers of the End (Yanktonais)
Ihanktonwan, Dwellers of the End (village)(Yankton)
Tetonwan, Dwellers on the Plains (Teton)
In general, Dakhóta/Nakhóta (easterly) are the woodland and Lakhóta the Plains peoples, so just as there are big differences in those environments and life there, there are big differences in culture and lifeways.
After the so-called "great (Sioux) uprising of 1867) the eastern people merged with the Lakhóta of South Dakóta and Nebraska. The 4 very small plots of land (Upper, Lower, Shakopee, Prairie Island) were essentially farms that were "awarded" to Dakhóta scouts. Later a few others came back to those small patches from the Nebraska Santee Dakhóta. These people tended to be or soon become rather acculturated, in comparison to the much larger groups who remained on isolated Badland camps in South Dakóta.
"D/L/N" sound-difference is not really a present method of dividing
the larger group of "Lakhóta" people from the two smaller ones.
The history of the three divisions is the main difference. "The
frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
I send a voice as I walk,
Song of the Lakhóta Bear Doctors
In the beginning, prior to the creation of the Earth, the gods resided in an undifferentiated celestial domain and humans lived in an indescribably subterranean world devoid of culture.
among the gods were Takushkanshkan ("something that moves"),
the Sun, who is married to the Moon, with whom he has one daughter,
Wohpe ("falling star"); Old Man and Old Woman, whose daughter
Ite ("face") is married to Wind, with whom she has four
sons, the Four Winds.
wolf I considered myself
Grandfather Great Spirit
All over the world
the faces of living ones are alike.
tenderness they have
upon your children that they may
us to walk the soft Earth
Brave Woman Counts Coup
(White River Lakóta)
Buffalo and the Field Mouse
Coyote Dances with the Stars
Dance in a Buffalo Skull
Hermit, or The Gift of Corn
How Deer Got His Horns
How Devil's Tower Came to Be
How Dogs Came to Sniff Under Tails
How Ducks Got Their Color
How Grandfather Peyote
came to the people
How the Fox Saved The People
How the Lakóta
Came Upon the World
How the Lakóta Came To Be
How People Learned To Fish
How the Rabbit Lost His Tail
How the Rainbow Came to Be
Iktomi And The Coyote
Iktomi And The Ducks
Iya, The Camp-Eater
Legend of Devil's Tower
Legend of Standing Rock
Legend of the Flute
Legend of the Thunder God
Little Brave and
the Medicine Woman
Night Turned Into Day
Origin of the Lakhóta Peace Pipe
Origin of the Prairie Rose
Origin of the Lakóta Peace Pipe
Resuscitation of the only Daughter
Sioux Who Wrestled With A Ghost
Story of the Lost Wife
Story of the Rabbits
Sun Dance Mountain
Tatanka Hunkesi :
The Wisdom of Experience
Why the Leaves fall
with all manner of difficulties
Nakhóta are very much
The Dakhóta are more easterly,
and the "L" sound of their dialect
is more like a "d".
Those members living in Minnesóta are all Dakhóta. Lakhóta are more westerly and survive in much greater numbers.
The Nakóta consist of three main bands today:
Ihanktonwan- Reservations at: Yankon, Standing Rock, Spirit Lake
Ihanktonwanna- Reservations at: Yankon, Crow Creek, Fort Peck
Assiniboin- Reservations at: Fort Peck, Fort Belknap
traders referred to the Nakhóta as the "Assiniboine".
Hollow Horn Bear