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(Encyclopedia) Sioux or Dakota, confederation of Native North American tribes, the dominant group of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock, which is divided into several separate branches (see Native…

Sioux Falls

(Encyclopedia) Sioux Falls, city (1990 pop. 100,814), seat of Minnehaha co., SE S.Dak., on the Big Sioux River; settled 1856, inc. as a village 1877, as a city 1883. Settlers abandoned the site in…

Native American Nations & Tribes

Information about select nations and groups There are over 500 different Native American nations recognized by the United States.  Related Links Biographies of Notable American Indians…

Big Sioux

(Encyclopedia) Big SiouxBig Siouxs&oomacr; [key], river, 420 mi (676 km) long, rising in NE S.Dak. and flowing S into the Missouri River. It passes through an agricultural region that produces…


(Encyclopedia) Dakota: see Sioux.


(Encyclopedia) Lakota: see Sioux.


(Encyclopedia) Nakota: see Sioux.