Category Archives: Sioux

Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation Alottees – 1860

The Omaha and other tribes asked the government to set aside territory for their mixed-race descendants. The map above shows Indian villages in 1814 when Lewis and Clark explored in the Nemaha River. Under the patrilineal systems of the Omaha … Continue reading

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Sioux Tribe Raising Funds to Purchase Sacred Land – Deadline Looms

Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation hope to buy nearly 2,000 acres in the Black Hills that they call Pe’ Sla. The property is important to their creation story, and tribal members have long held ceremonies there. When the land … Continue reading

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“My Shame is as Big as the Earth” – Massacre at Sand Creek

Cheyenne Chief, Black Kettle, above, tried to make peace with the whites..  The results was the betrayal of the Indians by the whites and the bloody and horrific Sand Creek Massacre in 1864.  Black Kettle somehow survived, and afterward, in relation … Continue reading

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Daniel Earring

I was quite surprised to see the name Daniel Earring in the Carlisle Indian School records.  I was interested to know whether this name was an anomaly or whether it was a name found among Native families.  Daniel was Sioux.  … Continue reading

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Some names just fascinate me.  Some are poetical, lyrical in their their beauty.  Others make me wonder as how they were acquired.  Dismountsthrice is one of those. In the Carlisle Indian School records, I found a record for Edward Dismountsthrice, a … Continue reading

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The Sioux at Carlisle

The National Archives holds records for almost 7000 students who attended the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pa.  Records for the school indicate that there were a total of 12,000 students, so some records appear to be missing from the online archives. … Continue reading

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White Buffalo (Calf) Prophecy

The white buffalo calf holds special significance to American Indians- especially the Oceti Sakowin (The People of the Seven Council Fires, also known as the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, or  the ‘Sioux’).  As it is a crucial part of the teachings and … Continue reading

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