"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
There can never bepeace between nations until it is first known
that true peace is within the souls of men. We will be known forever
by the tracks we leave."
"Friends, with all manner of difficulties
I have been pursued. These I fear not. Still alive I am."
Dakhota Council Song
"-khota" means "friends" or Allies,
which is the name of all 3 (Da, La,and Na).
Original Seven Council Fires
Mdewakantonwan, Spirit Lake People
Wahpekute, Shooters among the Leaves
Sisseton, People of the Fish Ground (Sisseton)
Wahpetonwan, Dwellers among the Leaves (Wahpeton)
Ihanktonwana, Little Dwellers of the End (Yanktonais)
Ihanktonwan, Dwellers of the End (village)(Yankton)
Tetonwan, Dwellers on the Plains (Teton)
The Nakhota are very much alive and well,
because I have heard from two of them:
who have made it quite clear to that effect.
(My deepest apologies to them for implying that the Nakhota people
no longer existed.)
The French traders referred to the Nakhota as the "Assiniboine".
The Dakhota are more easterly, and the "L" sound of their dialect is more like a "d". Those members living in Minnesota are all Dakhota. Lakhota are more westerly and survive in much greater numbers.
In general, Dakhota/Nakhota (easterly) are the woodland and Lakhota the Plains peoples, so just as there are big differences in those environments and life there, there are big differences in culture and lifeways.
After the so-called "great (Sioux) uprising of 1867) the eastern people merged with the Lakhota of South Dakota and Nebraska. The 4 very small plots of land (Upper, Lower, Shakopee, Prairie Island) were essentially farms that were "awarded" to Dakhota scouts. Later a few others came back to those small patches from the Nebraska Santee Dakhota. These people tended to be or soon become rather acculturated, in comparison to the much larger groups who remained on isolated Badland camps in South Dakota.
The "D/L/N" sound-difference is not really a present method of dividing the larger group of "Lakhota" people from the two smaller ones. The history of the three divisions is the main difference.
Hakikte Narjin Jordan (Sicanju)
Great-great-great grandsons of Red Cloud
Gilbert Walking Bull
Descendant of Crazy Horse
Michael B. Davis, Joseph
Great-great grandsons of American Horse
Chief Hollow Horn Bear
Seth Hollow Horn Bear,
great-grandson of Chief Hollow Horn Bear
Three Noted Chiefs of the (Sioux)
and to a special friend and brother, Crow
and his beautiful home page, The Black-Feathered Nest.
Also Cal Thunder Hawk - Lakhota Artist
"Singing, I send a voice as I walk,
Singing, I send a voice as I walk,
A sacred hoop I wear as I walk."
Song of the Running Elk, Lakhota
"My paw is Sacred, the herbs are everywhere.
My paw is Sacred, all things are Sacred."
Song of the Lakhota Bear Doctors
With tenderness they have
come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children that they may
face the winds and walk the good road to
the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit
Fill us with the Light.
Give us the strength to understand,
and the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft Earth
as relatives to all that live.
"We eat in silence, quietly smoke a pipe, and depart.
Thus is our host honored."
"This is not the way of the white man. After his food has been eaten,
one is expected to say foolish things. Then the host feels honored."
Four Guns, Oglala, Lakhota
Pete Catches, Oglala, Lakhota
Red Dog, Oglala, Lakhota
Mahpiua Luta, Oglala, Lakhota
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