The Sioux Indians By Rickey Homes • The Sioux lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota. • They also lived in northern Minnesota. • The Sioux also lived in Great Pains. • And lived in woodlands. • They lived in forested mountains. Family Life The Sioux children played wherever they wanted. Mothers and grandmothers taught girls how to make clothes. Boys learned skills that helped them to become good warriors and hunters. Society • The Sioux are divided into seven bands, which speak Dakota, Nakota, or Lakota. • These Seven Council fires ( Oceti Sackowin). • They unite the Dakota, Lakota, and Nokota. The Sioux Today • In 1974 the Indian Claims Court said the Sioux had not been properly paid for the loss of the Black Hills. • In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed and awarded the Sioux $ 106 million for the land.