Dakota boys were expected to learn to hunt, to protect the buffalo herd and their tribe.
Questions: What does it mean to count coup? What’s a coup stick? Why was counting coup considered an act of bravery?
Find out what East Santee Dakota people hunted.
Afterlife What do Lakota people believe about life after death? Listen to Dr. Erich Longie’s lesson about Lakota burial proceedings and the afterlife.
A brief history of changes in Native American population and geography over the past 500 years.