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Santee Sioux - Nebraska (U.S.)

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[Santee Sioux - Nebraska flag] image by Donald Healy, 31 January 2008



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[Santee Sioux - Nebraska map]
map image by Peter Orenski based on input from Don Healy

Santee Sioux - Nebraska

The Santee Sioux provided the Dakotas with their names. While other Sioux refer to themselves as Lakota or Nakota, the Santee call themselves Dakota. All three terms mean "allies" (ENAT, 222-228). The Santee in Nebraska are part of a group located in several reservations in Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. [see Flandreau Santee Sioux.]

Donald Healy 2008


The Flag

The flag of the Santee Sioux of Nebraska is reported to be dark blue with the seal in full color. The seal features a bald eagle in brown and white with outspread wings and facing left, in a position reminiscent of the arms of the United States (The Smithsonian Museum of the Native American, Resource Room, New York). The eagle clasps a black arrow in its talons and appears above a red peace pipe. On the chest of the eagle is a yellow shield in the shape of a downward-pointing arrowhead with the bust of a Sioux chief in full headdress, facing right. Arching above the eagle is SANTEE SIOUX TRIBE, below it is OF NEBRASKA, both in blue. All elements appear on a white disk recalling the shields of the warriors of the Sioux Nation.

Donald Healy 2008
information provided by Peter Orenski, 31 January 2008