Definition of Teton in English:


(also Teton Sioux)


  • another term for Lakota
    • ‘In the first, raids by the Cheyenne and Arapaho joined by some Teton Sioux ravaged Colorado until battles at the North Platte and Powder rivers in late 1865 bought a year's relative tranquillity.’
    • ‘In 1890 a Ghost Dance uprising in South Dakota culminated at Wounded Knee, when US troops massacred some 200 Teton Sioux.’
    • ‘On September 23, the expedition met the Teton Sioux, who insisted that the soldiers pay a heavy tribute to them before continuing on.’


Via North American French or directly from the name in Lakota thíthũwã, possibly meaning dwellers on the prairie.