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.