Beautiful Portraits of Chiefs of the Sioux Native American Tribe

By | July 26, 2017

The Sioux are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government in North America, comprising three major divisions based on language variety and subculture: the Santee, the Yankton-Yanktonai, and the Lakota.

The Santee  reside in the extreme east of the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Iowa. The Yankton and Yanktonai, collectively also referred to by the endonym Wičhíyena, reside in the Minnesota Riverarea. They are considered to be the middle Sioux, and have in the past been erroneously classified as Nakota. The Lakota, also called Teton, are the westernmost Sioux, known for their hunting and warrior culture.

Today, the Sioux maintain many separate tribal governments scattered across several reservations, communities, and reserves in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Montana in the United States; and Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

Eagle Bear, Sioux.

Afraid of Eagle

Afraid Of The Bear-Ma-To-Ko-Kepa

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux

Broken Arm

Chief Bone Necklace an Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (1899)

Chief Flying Hawk

Chief Goes To War, Chief Hollow Horn Bear, Sioux

Chief Little Wound, his wife and son

Chief Little Wound, Ogalalla Sioux

Chief Sands Rock was a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

Chiefs Red Cloud and American Horse, 1891

James Lone Elk

Jack Red Cloud

Portrait of indian chief Sitting Bull, 1831-1890

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