Sioux beliefs

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  • Sioux Beliefs
    • The spirit world
      • Wakan Tanka
        • The great spirit
        • Created all living things
          • all living things have there own spirits
            • The spirit world
              • Wakan Tanka
                • The great spirit
                • Created all living things
                  • all living things have there own spirits
                    • Including Humans
            • Including Humans
      • Circles
        • circle of nature
        • circle of birth to death
        • circle of village
        • circle of sun and moon
      • Sacred land
        • They came to from the earth
        • when they die they will be returned to the land
          • They came to from the earth
        • called the land mother
          • land was a part of life itself
        • high up land was more sacred
          • black hills - where they took there dead for burial
        • Land could not be owned
      • visions
        • contact the spirit world
        • young boys had to have vision of there adult name
          • got translated by shaman
        • women could easily contact the spirit world
        • visions would help them throughout their lives
      • daily life
        • Marriage
          • normally love matches but not always
          • most men had one wife but rich had a few (polygamy
        • Children
          • were the future of the band
          • learnt many skills at a young age
          • not much punishment
        • Elders
          • important
          • however when got to weak got left behind
            • survival of band more important then an individual
        • had councils and chiefs
      • War
        • warriors
          • protect the tribe
          • wasnt heroic to die
        • took scalps as evidence of succsess

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