About the Native American Lakota Tribe

The Lakota tribe are a small group of Native American Indians who primarily reside in North and South Dakota. They speak the Lakota language, which is one of the dialects of the Sioux tribe.

The name Lakota comes from the Lakota autonym, Lakota “feeling affection, friendly, united, allied”.

Fun Facts:

  • Lakota tribe is also known as the “prairie dwellers” or Titunwan, Teton
  • Očhéthi Šakówiŋ – one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language
  • The Cheyenne tribe introduced horses to the Lakota Tribe
  • After their adoption of horse culture, Lakota society centered on the buffalo hunt on horseback
  • There are only 70,000 registered Lakota Indians today


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