Share this entry
Teton Line breaks: Teton
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːtɒn/
(also Teton Sioux)

Definition of Teton in English:


Another term for Lakota.
Example sentences
  • In the first, raids by the Cheyenne and Arapaho joined by some Teton Sioux ravaged Colorado until battles at the North Platte and Powder rivers in late 1865 bought a year's relative tranquillity.
  • In 1890 a Ghost Dance uprising in South Dakota culminated at Wounded Knee, when US troops massacred some 200 Teton Sioux.
  • On September 23, the expedition met the Teton Sioux, who insisted that the soldiers pay a heavy tribute to them before continuing on.


The name in Dakota, literally 'dwellers on the prairie'.

Words that rhyme with Teton

Definition of Teton in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources