American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of the Sioux people composed of the Yankton and Yanktonai.
- n. A member of this branch.
- n. The dialect of Sioux spoken by the Nakota branch.
“The Lakota is the native word for one of the 3 nations of the "Sioux" tribe, the other 2 are known as the Nakota, and Dakota.”
“The names Lakota, Dakota and Nakota -- which are known as the Sioux Indians -- were originally derived from a word meaning "allies.”
“It was a new generation of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, spearheaded by Stephen Yellow Hawk and Ira Taken Alive, that brought not only Native Americans from dozens of tribes to Rapid City, but also many more non-Natives than have been attendees in the past, thanks to the civic push of these young leaders.”
“If so, I believe somebody took the money without any of us Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Cheyenne or Arikara knowing it.”
“It is good there is a Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and a 19th Keeper to bring it out and pray with it, but if this power cannot be used to save a people, that can make every Lakota/Dakota/Nakota pour that beer down the drain or dump that whiskey or wine on the ground or to burn those drugs, what good is it?”
“By Lakota I mean it is only with the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota [Sioux] Nations.”
“It seemed to me that the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota speakers in South Dakota were "out of sight and out of mind.”
“For all of the of gold, silver, uranium, timber, water and other natural resources taken from the stolen lands until this very day, the monetary award offered to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people was less than puny.”
“The Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people have cautiously watched them for all of those years.”
“The Year of Reconciliation was not necessarily an apology to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota citizens of South Dakota.”
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