Hunkpapa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hunkpapa a Siouan language spoken by the Hunkpapa
    • n Hunkpapa a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly lived in the western Dakotas; they were prominent in resisting the white encroachment into the northern Great Plains
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Usage

In literature:

The Teton tribe, which is very formidable, is subdivided into the Ogalala, the Brule, and the Hunkpapa.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Chief Gall, a fine man, of the Hunkpapas, was head war chief; his aide was Crow King.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In news:

A Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man under whom the Lakota tribes united in their struggle for survival on the northern plains, Sitting Bull remained defiant toward American military power and contemptuous of American promises to the end.
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