No one wanted the Sioux as an enemy. They were fierce fighters. And there were a lot of them.
Sioux Warriors: Warriors were men. They were well trained. They did not attack close to home. Their children and wives and the other men of the tribe were tucked far away from the battle.
Warriors stayed on the move. They attacked quickly, and then drew back.
If a battle turned against them, they left. They felt no need to brave it out and die. They preferred to return another day and fight again.
Sioux warriors rode horses into battle. They used spears and bows and arrows. When they could trade for them, they used guns.