This article is about the the minor native civilization in Age of Empires III. For the major civilization Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, see Sioux.

The Lakota are a minor Native American civilization featured in Age of Empires III. They are replaced by the Cheyenne in The WarChiefs; however, they can still be used in custom scenarios.

In Age of Empires III, the Lakota (one of the three main Siouan tribes, along with the Dakota and Nakota) are a Native American people, who live mainly in Midwestern America such as the Great Lakes, Great Plains, and the Rockies.

The Sioux occupied large territories in North America, and also absorbed the "Great Plains" culture of their neighbors by becoming skilled buffalo hunters.

Allying with them allows the player to build Lakota Axe Riders, which are a light Hand Cavalry Unit.

Technologies Edit

  • Lakota Hunting Grounds (a herd of cattle appears at the player's Town Center)
  • Lakota Horse Trading (cavalry train faster)
  • Lakota Dog Soldiers (One Lakota Dog Soldier for every three minutes the game has lasted)

History Edit

"The first European reference to the Lakota people places them in modern Minnesota in the seventeenth century. They soon moved farther west away from their enemies the Ojibwa, who may have obtained firearms by trading with Europeans. By the middle eighteenth century they had taken over the northern Great Plains by driving out other tribes. The Lakota became proficient buffalo hunters and prospered, with their population estimated at 30,000 by 1750. They quickly adapted to the use of the horse, and became expert horsemen for both hunting and warfare.

They fought on the British side during the American Revolution and in the War of 1812, but made a series of friendship treaties with the United States beginning in 1815. A treaty in 1825 confirmed their ownership of a large tract of land stretching from modern Wisconsin to Wyoming, though they later sold the eastern part of it. The tide of white settler encroachment could not be held back, and a recurring pattern of settler invasion, Lakota reprisals, and US military reprisals began in the 1850s.