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Teton1

[tee-ton] /ˈti tɒn/
noun, plural Tetons (especially collectively) Teton for 2.
1.
the westernmost branch of the Dakota Indians.
2.
a member of any of the tribes belonging to this branch, as the Brulé, Hunkpapa, Miniconjou, and Oglala.
3.
a dialect of the Dakota language.
Also called Lakota, Lakhota
[luh-koh-tuh] /ləˈkoʊ tə/ (Show IPA)
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  • At the shot lakota gave a leap to the right and I went off to the left.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • When we were behind time and the mail was light or there was money going out, we ran lakota through as a pony express.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • lakota was a gift from the Indians, whose name meant "banded together as friends."

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • The team, Fan and Bill, and lakota were the only horses tied up in the hay barn.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • With the signed paper in my hands I saddled lakota and streaked off for the thirty-five-mile trip to Pierre.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • lakota insisted upon jumping the creek bed, and we were not trained to riding to hounds.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • In the flank, the brown team and lakota, the menagerie following behind.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
Word Origin and History for lakota

Teton

member of a western Sioux people, 1806, from Dakota titonwan, literally "dwellers on the prairie," from thi + huwa. Not related to the Grand Teton mountain range.

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