Sioux Nation Treaty Council - est 1894

A summary of the 1851 and 1868 treaties

The Great Sioux Nation, whose real name is the Oceti Sakowin, is comprised of  seven sub-nations who spoke the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota language.  The Tituwan sub-nation spoke the Lakota dialect and lived in the western most portion.  The Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) occupied a vast land area that covered 24 American states and parts of 4 Canadian Provinces. Other smaller nations also lived within the area as the Indigenous concept of territory followed natural law and was much different than the European concept of territory. The people of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) originated from the mouth of Wind Cave in the Black Hills.  The Black Hills were so sacred that they were used for ceremonial, prayers, medicinal, and burial purposes only.

Read more: A Summary of the 1851 and 1868 Treaties


Charmaine White Face  Zumila Wobaga

Nov. 4, 2023

Middle of North America-- It is no surprise to us that the United States supports Israel's invasion and genocide of the Palestine nation as they have done for more than 75 years. The United States has continued to do this to us, the Sioux Nation, in the middle of North America, and began this on us more than 150 years ago. Despite the fact that we have a legal and binding International Treaty for peace with the United States, the world community has failed to listen to our pleas for the full enforcement of the Treaty, the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Consequently we are only a minuscule portion of the Nation we once were. Millions of our people are gone.

Therefore, we are in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Palestine nation. We pray for the good health and protection of Palestine. We also pray that Israel and the United States will stop their genocidal actions for the good of their own people. The United States and Israel are being given an opportunity to do what is right and humane. Will they take it or will the Palestine nation suffer for more years, the same as we and many other Indigenous nations have suffered? The circle falls on everyone. If one human being is oppressed we all are oppressed.




Zumila Wobaga, Itancan

Charmaine White Face, Spokesperson 

1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council



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Sioux Nation Treaty Council
PO Box 2003
Rapid City
SD 57709  USA


"...CONCLUSION  Various historians has determined that the "Sioux Nation Treaty Council" formally formed in 1894, shortly after the Wounded Knee massacre. The Sioux Nation Treaty Council represents all of the Sioux Tribes (Approx 49 Tribes), and all other Sioux Treaty Councils would be subordinate to it, regardless of the Treaty Council's name...."  See Bielecki Report pages 7 & 8,  Oct. 5, 2008 (Bielecki Report)