Caption: Far Left: George Two Lance, Minniconjou (Teton Sioux
The end of the distinctive tribal life of the Teton Sioux
was marked by three events: the last Sun Dance, held in 1881; the last great buffalo hunt, held in 1882; and the 1899 ceding of nine million acres of their land to the United States Government.
Originally published in 1918 as Bulletin 61 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), Frances Densmore's Teton Sioux
Music has remained a standard reference.
For the crafter persons among our readers, Joe Rosenthal of El Cerrito, Calif., presents his construction techniques for a Teton Sioux
In the 1995 Whispering Wind Craft Annual there is an excellent article by Richard Green  concerning a Teton Sioux
hair ornament called a "buffalo bulls tail" or "wicasa".
Instead, a few tribes, including the Teton Sioux
, began making more lightweight versions of soft hide or muslin stretched over a wooden hoop.
With its striking greasy yellow background and single-lane, frame-like border featuring alternating blocks of solid color, the reverse design incorporating the 89th Infantry Division emblem looks much more akin to Fort Peck work than flatwork produced by Teton Sioux
groups over the border, further east.
Several objects have been inspired by the image on the front cover (right)--a Teton Sioux
beaded pipe bag with a mounted warrior--and all of these appear to have been produced by the same maker.
Green [1995:28] provides a useful description of a "Teton Sioux
Hair Ornament" and notes that it was also worn by Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Mandan.
or Oglala Sioux perhaps as this might suggest parallel status within the tribe, when in fact the Oglala are obviously a sub-group of the Teton.
Thank You to staff writer Richard Green of England for his study of Teton Sioux
leggings with undyed selvedge.
Examine a small number of photographs of Teton Sioux
from the late 1880s onwards and you will be certain to see well-dressed males wearing distinctive leggings of woolen trade cloth with applied beaded strips in lane-stitch technique.