Sioux Nation

Sioux Nation

Sioux Nation
Population 6,306,000
SINless Population (est.) 15%
Per Capita Income 22,500 =Y=
Below Poverty Level 21%
Megacorporate Affiliation 33%
Less than 12 years 8%
GED 55%
4 year degree 27%
Masters or higher 10%
Major Language English (90%)
Currency Nuyen
Capital Cheyenne

One does not go to the top of a mountain for water or to a white man for the truth.

The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries, we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untameable creatures from the face of the earth. In this lies future safety for our settlers and the soldiers who are under incompetent commands. Otherwise, we may expect future years to be as full of trouble with the redskins as those have been in the past.

Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer on January 3, 1891, Written by L. Frank Baum, Author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The word Sioux is totally meaningless and is a corruption of Nadouessioux, a Chippewa word meaning adders or enemies. This word was corrupted by the early French settlers to Sioux. The Sioux Nation is a proud culture that has been shaped by the hardships of its past that has it now extremely vigilant in guarding its lands against outsiders who would take it. This is the land where Crazy Horse escaped from prison, Custer was massacred and Sitting Bull was killed for his involvement in the Great Ghost Dance. Laying claim to the largest number of different tribes within a single border, with the Tsalagi (Cherokee to you Anglos) and Sioux being the largest, no single tribe is dominant. The nation is governed by the 20 member Council of Chiefs, represented by one member from each official tribe. These chiefs serve five-year terms and are elected by the Council of Elders, a twenty-member group again made up from a representative from each tribe.

Having taken on the role of what some would call "the NAN police", the Sioux Nation involves itself in many matters throughout the NAN nations. These foreign endeavors are aided by the fact that the nation is the home to the Sioux Defense Force (SDF), the largest military in the NAN. With one year of service within the SDF mandatory for males and females reaching age 18, and 4 years of reserve duty necessary after that, the SDF's ranks are seldom lacking. The Sioux Nation is also home to what many consider the world's premiere special forces unit, the Wildcats. This militaristic society focuses on unconventional warfare, backed up by state of the art weaponry and shamanic magic.

Not surprisingly, the large military force of the Sioux Nation can be partially attributed to one of its neighbors, the UCAS. With tensions consistently high along the Sioux-UCAS border, the two nations have competed with each other for years, in what some may call a game of one upmanship. With these tensions, it is somewhat curious that the nation gets a majority of its arms from Ares, a typically UCAS-affiliated company. Despite the tensions with the UCAS and the large military, the Sioux Nation is not a police state. Internal rivalries between the Tsalagi and the "Five Civilized Tribes" are hidden by the united front the nation puts out to the rest of the world.




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Lakota(Sioux) Lexicon of Words and Concepts
Lexicon: A
A-ah! Watch out.
agles'ka Lizard.
agli to return.
aguipi browned meat or food.
ahunka coyote.
akeeya repeat.
akewancinyankin kte (or ktelo) until I see you.
amba goodbye (informal)
anapo to count coup.
Ate Father (also Uncle)
awi they.
Lexicon: B
blotan hunka war leaders or chiefs.
Lexicon: C
cahotska frost
Canapegi Wi September (moon when leaves turn brown.)
Canapekasna Wi October (moon when leaves fall.)
canh'a turtle
Canku Wakan Holy Road (the Oregon Trail.)
Cannanpopa Wi February (moon of popping trees.)
cansasa tobacco
cansiyo prairie chicken
canska red legged hawk
cante don't
canupa pipe
ce manhood (penis)
cetan hawk
cha without
Chaka dee Wapka The Powder River
champah or chapa beaver
chante heart
chante ista the one eye of the heart
chante sica sad heart (cante chante sica yaun sai ye - don't have a sad heart.)
chikala little or small
chun tree
chun humpi ska sugar (literally translated as tree juice.)
cikala Lakota wowaglake? Do you speak Lakota?
cola or kola friend (colapi - friends.)
cunka shield
Lexicon: E
esnella a loner
ey-hee! alas!
Lexicon: H
Hahawokpa River of Canoes (Mississippi river.)
halhate magpie
hanblecheyapi vision quest (crying for a vision.)
hanhepi-wi moon (literal translation is night sun.)
Hanskaska Wolf society
hau, hou or hao hello
hayhahkah elk (bull - hehaka; cow - unpan)
hecheto aloe It is finished
hecheto welo It is done well, it is good
heech owl
hechinshkayapi mountain sheep
hehaka elk or mouse
Hehaka Wakpa Elk River (Yellowstone River.)
hehoka contraries (Homosexual if sarcastic, holy significance if reverent)
Heska the Shining Mountains (the Bighorn Mountains.)
hetukhasan weasel
heyah no
heyoka clown
hin (or han) yes
hinhan owl
hohe enemy
hoka badger
hokagica heron
hoppo let us go
hunka chosen
Hunkapi The Making of Relatives Ceremony
hunkayapi chosen relatives
hunkaschila young men
hunkeshne slow
hupacansakala swallow (the bird)
hupakigulake bat
Lexicon: I
i-g-mutanka mountain lion
igmuhota or ig muguleza lynx (also wildcat or bobcat.)
Ihoka Badger Society
iktomi spider
ina mother (Referencing Mother Earth)
inska excuse me
inyan stone
lotancila I love you
Ishna Ta Awi Cha Lowan Buffalo Ceremony (Preparing for Womanhood.)
ishta she, female, girl
isnati bleeding (menstruation.)
isn tipi the alone lodge (where women went during menstruation.)
itaytkahlah or tashnahecha chipmunk
iyotake sitting
Lexicon: J
jialepa meadowlark
jigala little
Lexicon: K
kaga demon
kangi crow
kangi tanka raven
Kangi yha Crow Owners Society
kapi story
kiksuyapi remember
kimimila butterfly
kin this
kokipa fear
ksape knows or sees
kte dead, killed
kuwapi is chased by
Lexicon: L
le mita mine
le mita cola my friend
le mita pila my thanks
leksi uncle (his mother's brothers.)
lela very
lela oosni very cold
lochicha mink
lowan to sing (or singer.)
lowan henica? are you a singer?
luta red
Lexicon: M
ma or maki mother
maga goose
magaksica duck
magaska swan
mahhapahskaychah martin
mahpiya sky
Mahpiyato the Arapaho (Blue Clouds.)
mahpyua cloud
Mahpyua Luta Red Cloud
mahstinchala snowshoe rabbit
mahstinshkah jack rabbit
mahto bear (grizzly - mahto-shahkay hanska)
Maka Earth
Maka Blu Wakpa Shifting Sands River (Powder River.)
maka mani to walk
makah skunk
Kake Ska White Earth River (White River of South Dakota.)
mato bear
maya owicha paka fate (literal translation - he who pushes you off the cliff.)
mayugo I'm tired
maza metal
maza canku iron
maza ska silver, white metal
meeyahslaychalah or ma shlecha coyote
meeyah chah kit fox
micaje my name is
mieyobo I am
minne (or mni) waters
minne sota many waters
minne wakan holy water (usually used to describe whiskey)
mita mine
Mita kuye ayasin We are relatives (also Miataku Oyasin)
Miwatini Owl Society
Mnilusa Running Water river ( Niobrara river)
Mnisose Muddy Water river ( Missouri river)
moksins moccasins
Lexicon: N
na and
nacacijin loyal, faithful
nacha great, noble
Nahan rei ni wayon heon I am still alive
najin standing
nakun known
napin necklace
Natan uskay! Attackers are coming!
niyaha feather
nunpi (or nunpa) two
Lexicon: O
ocheti seven
ohan wear this
ohinyan forever
ohitka brave, courageous
ohunka false, untrue
oiowan song
Okaga the Spirit of the south
onikare sweat lodge
Onjinjintka Wakpa Red Flower Creek (Rosebud Creek)
oo-oohey it is time
oosni cold
opawinge one hundred
opiaon smoke vent
optate to choose
otonwanhe village, town
owa wound
Lexicon: O (Continued)
owa sicha bad wound
owatamla straight tongue
owotonna honest, straight
Oyatenupa the Omaha tribe (the Two Circle People)
ozuye warrior
Lexicon: P
Paha Sapa (sometimes Pa Sapa) The Black Hills
paha mountain, butte
pah-hi porcupine
palamo thanks
Pani the Pawnee
Pankeska Wakpa Shell River (Platte river)
papa dried buffalo meat (jerky)
pehan crane
Pehingnunipi May (moon of shredding ponies)
Peji Sluta Greasy Grass
pejula medicine
pejula sapa coffee (literal translation - black medicine)
pejula wacasa medicine man (sometimes pejuta wicasa)
pesla bald
peta stone
pezuta wicasa herbalist (healer) pi - to use for
pila mita my thanks
pispinza prairie dog (the n is almost silent)
Psatoka Crows (Absaroka)
ptan otter
pte buffalo (cow)
ptecila small buffalo
pteyahpa cowbird
Lexicon: S
sahungka gelah or shoghila red fox
sapa black
schila old
shakowan council fires
shah-y-ela those who speak a different tongue (the Lakota name for the Tsististas)
shaychatungka wolverine
sheo sage hen
shinte or sinte tail
Shinte Galeska Spotted Tail
shunkaha wolf (somtimes shunktokecha or Shunkahmahneetu)
Shunke Canku Iron Horse (i.e. train)
shunke (or s'unka) dog
shunke wakan horse (literal translation - holy or sacred dog)
shunke-kan pinto
sicha bad
sinkpaylah muskrat
sipawicayaska beetle
ska white
s'kipipi chickadee
slol yapi the people
sni negative, not
sosa muddy
sosho snake
sota many
Susuni Shoshone (or snake tribe)
Lexicon: T
to his
tah moose
tshcha deer
tah chasala or tahheencha antelope (pronghorn)
tahheenchala white tailed deer
tahhenchala mule deer
tahunsa cousin
tajuska ant
taku-skan spirit, living force
tanagila humming bird
tanka great, big, or bull
tanke sister
tannicala tusweca dragonfly
tashina robe
tashina pte buffalo robe
Tashunke Witko Crazy Horse (A literal translation is His Dog is Enchanted but in this case the "wakan" is dropped from "horse" and people would still know the meaning.)
tasina shawl, blanket
tashnahhayhotah ground squirrel
tatanka buffalo bull
Tatanka lyotake Sitting Bull (his name is really Buffalo Bull Sitting)
Tatanka Wapahun Buffalo Bull Society
tinza power, strength
Tioheynuka Wi January (moon of frost in the lodge)
tipsila prairie turnip
tiyospaye family group (band)
to blue
to (toh) a vigorous affirmative like "damn right."
Tokala Kit Fox Society
tokalu fox
toniktuka hwo? How are you?
tonkalla mouse
tonwan spirit, bad spirit
toskala woodpecker
tuka but
tunkaschila grandfather
tunkes hot stones
Lexicon: U
Umi or Yum Whirlwind
unchi grandmother
Unshimalam ye oyate Have mercy on me
Lexicon: W
wabluska insects
wacca pella stream
wacekiyayo pray
wachin ksapa yo listen to me - be attentive
wachpanne poor, needy
wacipi dance
wackikun or waschichin white man
wagachun cottonwoods
Waga Wakpa Swimming Bird river ( Laramie river)
waglesksun turkey
waglula woodgrub or maggot
wahi I come, I am coming
wahinhayya gopher
wakan holy, sacred
Wakan Tanka Great Spirit
wakikunza camp leader
wakina thunder
Wakincuzas pipe owners (village headmen or councilors)
wakinyan thunder powers or lightning
Wakinyan Tanka Thunderbird
Wakpa river
wakon-ya springs (where water is born)
Wamanuncha Prince of Thieves (especially applied to Custer)
wan surprise
wana one or now
wanagi ghost, spirit
Wanagi Tacaku Spirit Path
wanagitakimimila moth
Wanagi Yata Place of Souls
wanbli or anunkasan eagle
Wanbli Galeska Spotted Eagle
Wanbli Luta Red Eagle
wanichi no good
Wanicokan Wi December (midwinter moon)
Waniyetu Wi November (winter moon)
waniyetula winter
waniyetula wowapi winter count
wapiye medicine man (a curer with herbs only - no spiritual power)
washtay or washte good
was'te (pronounced wash-tay) greetings!
wasichu or washitu bad medicine, white man
wasin here
wa'sin frog
wasiyuta el unpi those who live among the whites - the loaf around the fort people
wasna pemmican
Wasutan Wi August (moon when all things ripen)
wayo true
Waziah Giant God of the North
weecha or wichitigulegha raccoon
Whope earth principle
wi sun
wicasa man
wicasha an important man
wicasha wakan a holy man, a visionary
wicasha yatapika a shirtman
wichashita chief
Wickmunke Rainbow God (also a trap)
wicksemna ten
Wicokannanji Wi July (middle moon)
winkte half man
Wipazuka Waste Wi June (moon when the chokecherries ripen)
witko or whte enchanted, magical, crazy
Wiwanyag Wachipi Sun Dance
wochangi power
wonamayin mistake
Wotawe Oglala buffalo society
woya story
Lexicon: Y
yamina three
Yanpa the Spirit of the east
yaspapi the time of the bitten moon (first half of new moon, last half of old moon)
yata place
Yata the Spirit of the west.
yeosh palay clans, tribes
yunke-lo death
yuwipi medicine man or healer
Lexicon: Z
zeecha squirrel (red)
zintka birds
zunta honest
zuya warpath
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