Definition of Teton in English:


Syllabification: Te·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈtētän
(also Teton Sioux)


Another term for Lakota.
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  • 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.


via North American French or directly from the name in Lakota thíthũwã, possibly meaning 'dwellers on the prairie'.

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