Sioux Indians - The Marrying Season Illustration

Sioux Indians
Marrying Season
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Some Sioux men preferred to have only one wife. Others had several wives.

During the Sioux marrying season, a man might ask five or six women to marry him. Two or three might say yes.

To seal the bargain, the groom had to give each bride's family a horse as a gift.

When couples married, they made a new home. The men would kill a buffalo and bring the hide to the women. The women would sew a new tipi.

If a man had several wives, the women worked together, sharing the chores.

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