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Native Americans: Lakota Sioux

The Lakota Sioux are known as the “Teton or Western Sioux.” They are closely related to the Dakota tribe. Learn about Crazy Horse and the Lakota winter counts. Includes photographs, a quiz, and two eThemes resources on Native Americans.


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In this lesson, students will learn about three distinct tribes and discover the importance of preserving their legacies; includes: guiding questions, learning objectives, preparation instructions, lesson activities and suggestions for extending the lesson.
Learn interesting facts about the Sioux tribe. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the languages spoken by the Lakota Sioux tribe. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Lakota winter count is a tradition of calendar keeping. Click on "Learning Resources" for a teacher guide. NOTE: This site requires Flash 6 Plugin.
Look at this encyclopedia entry on the Sioux. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read this biography of Crazy Horse. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about Crazy Horse and then go to the bottom of the page for a "Quiz."
Listen to the American Indian music as soon as this page opens. Click on "Dakotah Prayer," "About the Tribe," "Current Events," or "Tribal Programs."
Students can view this on-line interactive exhibit of American Indian dresses. Many of the dresses are of Sioux design. NOTE: The exhibit make take time to load.
These sites focus on Native American lifestyles and how they lived in early days. Learn about values, norms, cultures, traditions, and customs of Native American Indians and how those things affected their lifestyles. Includes pictures, games, lesson plans, and worksheets. There are links to eThemes resources on Native American Culture, Pocahontas, the Wampanoag Indians, and Native Americans: Mound Builders.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.

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