The Sioux, also known as Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, are groups of Native American tribes and First Nations peoples in North America. The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or to any of the nation's many language dialects. The Sioux comprise three major divisions based on language divisions: the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. The Sioux maintain many separate tribal governments scattered across several reservations, communities, and reserves in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Montana in the United States; and Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan, and Alberta in Canada.

Sioux in Southern Victory[]

Shortly after the War of Secession, the United States government addressed the Sioux uprisings in Minnesota and the Territories by sending massive amounts of soldiers to suppress the Natives. Any Sioux military tactical ability was smothered by the sheer numbers of the Federals.[1]

The United States tried to duplicate this feat of total suppression upon the Apaches, but were prevented from accomplishing this by the proximity of the Empire of Mexico, into whose borders the Apaches fled whenever convenient.[2]

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  1. How Few Remain, pgs. 34-35, HC.
  2. Ibid., p. 231, HC.