The Sioux are Native Americans that have various groups and bands based on a number of language dialects. Primarily, they are comprised of three major divisions based on Siouan dialect and subculture. The Isaŋathi, often called the Santee or Eastern Dakota, primarily reside in the in the extreme east of the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Iowa. The Ihanktowan-Ihanktowana reside in the Minnesota River area and are considered to be the middle Sioux, often referred to as the Yankton and the Yanktonai. The third division is the Western Dakota known for their hunting and warrior culture, are often referred to as the Lakota.
Thank you for these wonderful pictures. Born on Cheyenne River Reservation,1950-on return to 'home lands', the undeniable deep feeling that each 'step' was in harmony of ancestors remains within my heart. Though my residence is some 3000 miles away-the longing of my spirit is to return for the remainder of my path on this 'Good Red Road' until our Creator chooses to allow me to walk the Blue Road. I love the beauty and diversity of South Dakota from the Prairies to the Buttes to the 'Bad Lands' and pray for the opportunity to reach those lands again.
An absolutely wonderful presentation! As a Welshman living in England, I haven't seen anything like this before. Despite my having been a western (indian fan) for years. It has taken me 'til retirement to begin to flesh out that interest.