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  • noun Plural form of Dacota.

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Examples

  • As described by Philander Prescott three moccasins were used in this game by the Dacotas.

    Indian Games : an historical research

  • Philander Prescott among the Dacotas -- Schoolcraft, Vol. IV, p. 64.

    Indian Games : an historical research

  • After feasting on a dog, the Dacotas carefully collect the bones, scrape, wash, and bury them, “partly, as it is said, to testify to the dog-species, that in feasting upon one of their number no disrespect was meant to the species itself, and partly also from a belief that the bones of the animal will rise and reproduce another.

    Chapter 53. The Propitiation of Wild Animals By Hunters

  • After feasting on a dog, the Dacotas carefully collect the bones, scrape, wash, and bury them, "partly, as it is said, to testify to the dog-species, that in feasting upon one of their number no disrespect was meant to the species itself, and partly also from a belief that the bones of the animal will rise and reproduce another."

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • In other tribes, for example, the Ojebways, Winnebagoes, and Dacotas or Sioux, the instrument by which the candidate is apparently slain is the medicine-bag.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • In other tribes, for example, the Ojebways, Winnebagoes, and Dacotas or Sioux, the instrument by which the candidate is apparently slain is the medicine-bag.

    Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. § 4. The Ritual of Death and Resurrection

  • After feasting on a dog, the Dacotas carefully collect the bones, scrape, wash, and bury them, "partly, as it is said, to testify to the dog-species, that in feasting upon one of their number no disrespect was meant to the species itself, and partly also from a belief that the bones of the animal will rise and reproduce another."

    The Golden Bough

  • In other tribes, for example, the Ojebways, Winnebagoes, and Dacotas or Sioux, the instrument by which the candidate is apparently slain is the medicine-bag.

    The Golden Bough

  • The Dacotas, or Sioux, frequented the riverain lands, in the southern region watered by the great flood.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • Many of the more northern nations, as the Dacotas, for example, have a custom, that, when the husband deceases, his widow immediately manifests the deepest mourning, by putting off all her finery, and dresses herself in the coarsest Indian attire, the sackcloth of Indian lamentation.

    The First White Man of the West

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