Definition of Sioux noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//suː//
; NAmE NAmE//suː//
(pl. Sioux)
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a member of a Native American people from the northern central region of the U.S. Word OriginNorth American French, from Nadouessioux from Ojibwa (Ottawa dialect) nātowēssiwak, by substitution of the French plural ending -x for the Ojibwa plural -ak. Culture The Sioux are also called the Dakota people. They were originally an association of seven groups on the Great Plains where, led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, they fought the US Army. They defeated General George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn but lost their final battle at Wounded Knee.
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