noun, plural Sioux [soo, sooz] /su, suz/.
Origin of Sioux
Examples from the Web for sioux
A libertarian is willing to hear anti-immigration arguments – from a Sioux Indian.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me|P. J. O’Rourke|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“With all due respect, America was not made great by rich people,” she said at a campaign stop in Sioux City in 2008.
His second coach was a man whose mother was thought to be part Sioux.
She was born Pauline Esther Friedman in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1918.
The Sioux City faceoff made clear that Gingrich is the man to beat in Iowa.Newt Gingrich, Under Fire, Plays Clumsy Defense in Fox News Iowa Debate|Howard Kurtz|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The Sioux were cradled amid the mountains of the East, and bear the same stamp of their native scenery.
It is conjectured that they were forced southwest by the Sioux.
"I've been among the Sioux when they were not at war with us," he replied.The Great Sioux Trail|Joseph Altsheler
The Sioux uprising of 1876 was expensive for the government.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
These people were Sioux or Dacotas; whether they were exogamous or not Carver does not say.Method in the Study of Totemism|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for sioux
Word Origin for Sioux
Word Origin and History for sioux
group of North American Indian tribes, 1761, from North American French, short for Nadouessioux, sometimes said to be from Ojibway (Algonquian) Natowessiwak (plural), literally "little snakes," from nadowe "Iroquois" (literally "big snakes"). Another explanation traces it to early Ottawa (Algonquian) singular /na:towe:ssi/ (plural /na:towe:ssiwak/) "Sioux," apparently from a verb meaning "to speak a foreign language" [Bright]. In either case, a name given by their neighbors; the people's name for themselves is Dakota.
Culture definitions for sioux
A common name for the Dakota people, a tribe of Native Americans inhabiting the northern Great Plains in the nineteenth century. They were famed as warriors and frequently took up arms in the late nineteenth century to oppose the settlement of their hunting grounds and sacred places. In 1876, Sioux warriors, led by Chief Sitting Bull, and commanded in the field by Chief Crazy Horse, overwhelmed the United States cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. (See Custer's last stand.) A group of Sioux under Chief Big Foot were massacred by United States troops at Wounded Knee in 1890.