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Visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. They worked to protect the water in their territory.

Crazy Horse was a member of the Lakota tribe. He was also called Tasunke Witco. He was born in 1840. At this time, there were often clashes between Lakota people and white American settlers. Crazy Horse was a warrior. He was brave and strong. Crazy Horse led the Lakota people into many battles. When he went to battle, he wore a single hawk feather with a lightning bolt painted on his face. Crazy Horse was at the Battle of Little Bighorn. It was the final battle of the Sioux people.

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Making Connections

Text-to-Self

Family is very important to the Sioux people. Children are raised by their extended families. Would you like to have been raised that way? What do you think would be the best or worst part?

Text-to-Text

Have you read about another American Indian nation? How is their culture similar to or different from the Sioux people?

Text-to-World

American settlers were responsible for the near extinction of the Sioux people’s sacred animal, the bison. What are some other animals that have nearly gone extinct? How can humans help them survive?

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