Sioux

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A shortening of French Nadouessioux, from Ottawa naatowessiwak (little snake), which could refer to the massasauga (Sistrurus catenus), a small rattlesnake.

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Sioux

  1. Name applied to various formerly nomadic Native American tribes of the North American Great Plains.
  2. The group of languages spoken by the Sioux.

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