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[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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  • 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
  • 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
  • In the flank, the brown team and lakota, the menagerie following behind.

    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
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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