Category: LakotaMall.com

27 Mar 2018

5 Unique Lakota Cultural Values

The Lakota people consider the whole life as sacred. There are some values that they hold high and these are important for their ceremonies, beliefs, and teachings. Elders shared these values with the youngsters in their oral tradition and passed them to the subsequent generations. Wacantognaka or generosity is the first value taught which means […]

Continue Reading
05 Mar 2018

Popular Indian Tribes In The United States Of America

The United States is home to some 567 Native American tribes according to latest statistics from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Out of these, some are popular for their size, language, heritage and culture. Undoubtedly, Navajo is the largest and the most popular Indian tribe in the US with a population of around 340,000 […]

Continue Reading
12 Feb 2018

Greatest Lakota Leaders Who Ever Lived

For the Lakotas, their Chiefs, Holy men, Warriors, and the Medicine men were the leaders and greats. Throughout the history, there were many notable Lakota greats who fought for the freedom and rights of their people and hugely contributed to the progress and betterment of the tribe and the great Sioux nation as a whole. […]

Continue Reading
20 Jan 2018

Learning The Peoples Language

Lakota people speak the Lakota Teton or the Teton Sioux language which falls under one of the world’s primary language families, the Siouan-Catawban. Languages in this family can be broadly divided into two classes, the Western Siouan (Siouan proper) and the Catawban languages. The Siouan Proper languages are further categorized into Missouri river languages, Mandan, […]

Continue Reading
25 Dec 2017

Studying The Sun Dance

The Sun Dance is one of the most important religious ceremonies of the North American Indian nations practiced mainly by the Arapaho, Arikara, Asbinboine, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros, Ventre, Hidutsa, Sioux, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibway, Sarasi, Omaha, Ponca, Ute, Shoshone, Kiowa, and Blackfoot tribes. Each nation or tribe has distinct features differentiating each dance but they […]

Continue Reading
04 Dec 2017

Lakota Sioux And Other Native Americans

Often referred to as Indigenous People of the Great Plains, Plains Indians or the Interior Plains Indians, these Native American people have inhabited the Great Plains and the Canadian Prairies over thousands of years (15000 to 9000 years ago). These Native Americans are divided into two broad categories; the first adopted a fully nomadic horse […]

Continue Reading