What does Sioux mean?

Definitions for Siouxsu; su, suz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sioux, Siouan(noun)

    a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains


  1. Sioux(ProperNoun)

    Name applied to various formerly nomadic Native American tribes of the North American Great Plains.

  2. Sioux(ProperNoun)

    The group of languages spoken by the Sioux.

  3. Origin: A shortening of Nadouessioux, from naatowessiwak, which could refer to the massasauga (Sistrurus catenus), a small rattlesnake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sioux

    see Dakotas


  1. Sioux

    The Sioux are Native American and First Nations people in North America. The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or any of the nation's many language dialects. The Sioux comprise three major divisions based on Siouan dialect and subculture: Isáŋyathi or Isáŋathi. Residing in the extreme east of the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Iowa, and are often referred to as the Santee or Eastern Dakota; Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋ and Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna. Residing in the Minnesota River area, they are considered to be the middle Sioux, and are often referred to as the Yankton and the Yanktonai, or, collectively, as the Wičhíyena or the Western Dakota. Thítȟuŋwaŋ or Teton. The westernmost Sioux, known for their hunting and warrior culture, are often referred to as the Lakota. Today, the Sioux maintain many separate tribal governments scattered across several reservations, communities, and reserves in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Montana in the United States; and Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sioux

    sōō, n. (pl. Sioux, sōō or sōōz) the principal tribe of the Dakota family of American Indians in South Dakota and Nebraska—also adj.—Also Siouan (sōō′an).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sioux

    or Dakota Indians, a North American Indian tribe, once spread over the territory lying between Lake Winnipeg (N.) and the Arkansas River (S.), but now confined chiefly to South Dakota and Nebraska. Failure on the part of the United States Government to observe certain treaty conditions led to a great uprising of the Sioux in 1862, which was only put down at a great cost of blood and treasure; conflicts also took place in 1876 and 1890, the Indians finding in their chief, Sitting Bull, a determined and skilful leader.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sioux in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sioux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Indian Proverb:

    A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass. Sioux

  2. Mike Gillispie:

    If you don't have to be out and about, Sioux Falls's a good time to stay indoors.

  3. Alexander Hamilton:

    Chef Sean Sherman had been working in restaurant kitchens for decades. Then a strange fact struck Chef Sean Sherman : The food of Chef Sean Sherman people, the Oglala Sioux, was completely unrepresented in American cuisine … ’ I just had an epiphany.

  4. Sitting Bull:

    What treaty have the Sioux made with the white man that we have broken Not one. What treaty have the white man ever made with us that they have kept Not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world the sun rose and set on their land they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today Who slew them Where are our lands Who owns them....What law have I broken Is it wrong for me to love my own Is it wicked for me because my skin is red Because I am a Sioux because I was born where my father lived because I would die for my people and my country

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