The Sioux is one of the titles in the Learner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Sioux Nation (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) are described in five chapters. The meaning of the name, Sioux, is explained. Their lifestyle such as family life, the importance of the buffalo in Sioux economy, the roles of men and women, and spiritual beliefs are briefly detailed. The third chapter provides a more detailed look at the historical period and the impact of contact with Americans. It covers early treaties and conflicts over land. Chapter four covers the killing of the buffalo herds by traders and the increasing conflict with the American military in battles such as the Little Big Horn and the subsequent slaughter of defenseless Sioux men, women and children at Wounded Knee. Important leaders such as Crazy Horse are profiled in sidebars. The final chapter covers the Sioux Nation in contemporary times and their unending fight to regain control over the Black Hills. Today there are Sioux reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Canada. A recipe for fry bread is included as well as numerous colour photographs and archival images. Each of the titles in the series benefits from the advice of a cultural/historical consultant. Holly Annis served as the Lakota cultural consultant for this title. This accurate and well-researched book for students in grade 3 to 6 contains a suggested reading list, an index, and a listing of Sioux cultural museums. Highly recommended. ATOS Reading Level: 5.3; Guided Reading Level: T; Reading Level: 5.3.