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The Sioux Indian Tribe Food The Sioux would hunt most of their food Mainly they ate deer because the lived in the Dakota areas and Minnesota they also hunted buffalo when they were pushed more into the west by their rival tribes But usually lived on small game deer and wild rice They like to eat berries such as black berry and vegetables such as spinach leaves and peas They ate nuts that grew on pine trees called pinion nuts But like most indians they used every thing from the food The Sioux were great framers and scavenger They framed corn and scavenger wild rice and roots Language The language of the Sioux was one of the biggest thing in there tribe because when the would use dialect to communicate they changed the way the usually would speak in the Sisseton a Wahpeton were the original seven council words and these are the seven fine words to know the Sioux Chiefs When some of the tribes moved south and west there were changes in dialect and traditional customs Three divisions are now recognized by most authorities as the Santee Isanyati dweller at the Knife Lake the Middle Dakota and the Teton The three dialects are Dakota Nakota and Lakota Dakota and Lakota are still widely used but the Nakota dialect is almost out of use Origin of the Name The word Sioux was given to all of them by the French who had corrupted the name Nataweiwak from the Chippewa The Chippewa word referred to the Sioux as enemies and meant enemy or snake This name was given to them when they resided in the western Great Lakes region The name they called themselves was Dakota which means friend or ally The Great Sioux Nation Our nation is melting away like the snow on the sides of the hills where the
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