Sioux

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sioux 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name "Tonka" trucks was named after Lake Minnetonka located in Minnesota. Tonka means "great" in Sioux
    • prop. n. sing. & pl Sioux (Ethnol) A nation of American Indians; see Dakotas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • n Sioux A member of a family of North American Indians, now confined chiefly to North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana.
    • Sioux Of or pertaining to the Sioux; Siouan; Dakotan: as, the Sioux wars; a Sioux village.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sioux sōō(pl. sōō or sōōz) the principal tribe of the Dakota family of American Indians in South Dakota and Nebraska—also adj.—Also Siouan
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Usage

In literature:

Le Sueur had visited the country of the Sioux as early as 1683.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
I lived in Sioux City.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The Sioux, of course, would have scouts out, and the difficulty was to avoid their meeting ours, or discovering any traces.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Sioux, up in their country, call them sky-eyes.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
One bright autumn day it was suggested that, in order to show their friendly feeling, a party of Omahas should visit the Sioux tribe.
"Indian Story and Song" by Alice C. Fletcher
They gave the Sioux Yell to everybody along the Track between Centreville and Tampa.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
This cunning old Sioux wanted to get all he could before the party reached their villages, where the spoil would be divided.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The first two bands were known as the Lower Sioux and the last two bands as the Upper Sioux.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Sioux City, C., 31.36; S., 2.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
What cares she that he is not Sioux?
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
Rather than tip a table for you, let me Tell you what Ralle the Sioux Control once told me.
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Thomas D. Worrall, M. D., who has recently obtained a divorce and now lives in Sioux Falls, is another person of note.
"The Arena" by Various
In regard to the Sioux, those who know them best have no fear.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
They themselves were of a restless and warlike nature and were the bitter enemies of the Sioux and Iroquois.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Sioux Falls, First, 5.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
Those are Sioux signals, and we are surrounded.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
Pretty soon we pick up old man Dorion, coming down from the Sioux, and hire him to go back as an interpreter for us.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
The Sioux were there.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Catlin met with them among the Sioux, and gives a sketch of a dance in honour of the I-coo-coo, as they call them.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
About fifty rascally Sioux were there.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
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In poetry:

"Halt!" bands of Sioux are seen
O'er all the dark ravine,
Crouched in numbers vast;
"Halt!" and a hush, "Prepare!"
"Charge!" and the very air
Starts at the blast.
"Custar's Last Ride" by Albery Allson Whitman
In that desolate land and lone,
Where the Big Horn and Yellowstone
Roar down their mountain path,
By their fires the Sioux Chiefs
Muttered their woes and griefs
And the menace of their wrath.
"The Revenge Of Rain-In-The-Face. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And yonder on the hooks hangs that same old trusty gun,
And above it--I am sorry they're so few--
Hang the black and braided trophies yet that I and Mollie won
In that same old bloody battle with the Sioux.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
For the "pesky," painted Sioux, in the fall of 'sixty-two,
Came a-whooping on their ponies o'er the plain,
And they killed my pigs and cattle, and I tell you it looked "blue,"
When they danced around my blazing stacks of grain.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

He led the Sioux Falls Storm to two straight Indoor Football League titles and now quarterback Chris Dixon is moving on.
A four-segment itinerary — say a roundtrip flight from Sioux Falls, S.D.
A Basehor-Linwood graduate received a bachelor's degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, this spring.
ONE OF THE AIRLINES COMPETING TO PROVIDE AIR SERVICE IN SIOUX CITY HAS BEEN HIT WITH A HEAVY FINE BY THE U S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Steve King speaks to R. Doc Zortman after a debate against opponent Christie Vilsack in Sioux City ( STAFF, Reuters / October 13, 2012 ).
Morningside College was the first arrive as the squad out of Sioux City, Iowa arrived in two groups on Monday evening.
Austin is a member of the Sioux Central baseball team.
Siouxland NewsBatman Takes Over Sioux City.
(SIOUX CITY, IA) Sioux City, move over, Gotham City is taking over, for a few nights.
During the Fox News Republican presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday night, Mitt Romney was asked about the American spy drone that crashed in Iran nearly two weeks ago.
Clinton will speak at a rally in support of Christie Vilsack on Friday in Sioux City.
Biotechnology Summit Wednesday In Sioux Falls.
Sioux tribes raise $9M required to purchase sacred land in SD's Black Hills .
Help save the Sioux Nation.
(AP) – The Sioux Empire Fair Association will break ground on a new multipurpose building on Wednesday.
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In science:

The Black Hills are sacred to the Sioux because of their unique physical features, features that reflect the region’s remarkable geology.
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