noun, plural Sioux [soo, sooz]. /su, suz/.
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As the bill failed in the Senate, a pigtailed member of the Lakota Sioux tribe stood up in the gallery and began chanting.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
A non-Sioux nation in the state, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, also said no.The Native Americans Who Voted for ‘The Fighting Sioux’|Evan Weiner|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her songs range from mach-10 electro-pop, as on the track “SuperLove,” to a more punk-pop sound, a la Siouxsie Sioux or Blondie.SXSW Breakout Musical Acts: London Grammar, Chance the Rapper, Jungle, and More|Marlow Stern|March 16, 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.
The Sioux believed that if either men or horses were approaching the ponies would have called.
Aware that the Sioux were distancing them, the Pawnee hunters were shouting encouragement to their tribesmen.
She had seen somewhere a photograph of a Sioux chief whose austere countenance was very like the minister's.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
The Sioux were within several arrow flights of their goal, however, and their hopes grew stronger.
Aware that the Sioux had suddenly gained the advantage, the Pawnees were cautious about exposing themselves.
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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.