Painting showing a Sioux tribal meeting
Painting showing a Sioux tribal meeting
 
 
A Sioux teepee
A Sioux teepee
 
 
A Sioux family
A Sioux family
 
 
A Sioux family
A Sioux family
 
 
Bow and arrows belonging to a Sioux hunter
Bow and arrows belonging to a Sioux hunter
 
 
A Sioux warrior
A Sioux warrior
 
 
A Sioux elder telling stories
A Sioux elder telling stories
 
Sioux Tribe
Topic(s):   Native Americans
Quick Facts
Location Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska
Type of home teepee
Famous leaders Red Cloud, Little Crow, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse

The Sioux tribe was made up of seven smaller tribes. The tribes were also called the Seven Council Fires. Tribe leaders had to be brave and wise.

Family was very important to the Sioux people. Men did the hunting and farming. They hunted many animals for food. The men hunted buffalo, bear, deer, antelope, and turkey. Women took care of the home and family. They loved their children very much.

Religion was also very important to the Sioux tribe. They believed in one god. They called him The Great Mystery. They had many different ceremonies. The ceremonies helped the Sioux people celebrate and remember events that had happened to their tribes.

The women and girls wore dresses and leggings made from animal skins. The men and boys wore deerskin shirts and leggings. Everyone wore moccasins for shoes. Their clothes were often decorated with feathers and beads.

Teacher Resources

Ketteringham, K., (2007, July 6). Sioux Indian Culture. Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/297517/sioux_indian_culture.html

Son of the South. (2008). Sioux Indians. Retrieved from http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm

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