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Plains of the Midwest.

LAKOTA (SIOUX)

Sioux means "Lesser Snake" in Chippawa. They call themselves Lakota which means "friend."   The Lakota lived on the plains with many other Indians like the Cheyenne and Oto.  On the plains they survived by hunting buffalo and following the herds from place to place.   Today the Lakota have a reservations in North and South Dakota and Montana.