The Lakota also known as Teton, Tetonwan ("dwellers of the prairie"), Teton Sioux ("snake, or enemy") are a Native American tribe. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes (the Oceti Å akowiÅ‹ or seven council fires) and speak Lakota, one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language.
The Lakota are the western-most of the three Sioux-language groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota. The seven bands or "sub-tribes" of the Lakota are:
SicaÅ‹Ç§u (a.k.a. BrulÃ©, Burned Thighs)
Oglala (Scatters Their Own)
Itazipco (a.k.a. Sans Arc, Without Bows)
HuÅ‹kpapa (Camps at the End of the Camp Circle)
Miniconjou (Planters by the Water)
Sihasapa (Blackfoot Sioux)
OÃ³henuÅ‹pa (Two Kettles)
Notable persons include TataÅ‹ka Iyotake (Sitting Bull) from the Hunkpapa band; and TaÅ¡uÅ‹ke Witko (Crazy Horse) from the Oglala band, MaÈŸpiya Luta (Red Cloud), HeÈŸaka Sapa (Black Elk), SiÅ‹te GleÅ¡ka (Spotted Tail), Billy Mills and Touch the Clouds from the Oglala band.