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The Great Sioux Legacy The Sioux were one of the great Indian Nations that once roamed North America freely They have a long and interesting history which has had a great affect on our Nation I plan to show the history of the Sioux up to modern time including great leaders and other important information of the tribe The Sioux were not made up of just one Indian tribe They were a confederacy of Native American groups that all spoke the Siouian language Originally given the name Nadouessioux by the Ojibwa it was later cut down by the Europeans to Sioux The Sioux confederacy was made up of three major sections which were the Santee Nakota and Teton The Sioux first arrived in the Americas about 30000 years ago along with all the other native peoples of this continent They made their way here across what is know as the Siberian land bridge At this time the temperatures had decreased tremendously freezing much of the earths water Levels dropped up to 300 feet which exposed the Bering Strait a natural land bridge Across this traveled many animals and humans The Sioux originally lived among the woodlands around the Great Lakes Living in small groups they hunted small game deer and ate wild rice Their culture and way of life totally changed when their enemies the Ojibwa forced them out of this land and into that of Minnesota From here the Sioux moved to the Great Plains where they permanently lived and dominated It was in this new land that they stopped their agricultural ways and became great buffalo hunters and adapted a nomadic lifestyle They lived in tepees which were easily assembled and disassembled to accompany their constant wondering after game The Sioux lived undisturbed until the Europeans began moving onto this continent In the beginning they fought for the British in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 Later in about
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