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|This article is about the minor native in Age of Empires III. For the civilization Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, see Lakota.|
|Lakota Hunting Grounds||150 wood,
|Ships 12 Bisons|
|Lakota Horse Trading||250 wood,
|Cavalry train time -25%|
|Lakota Dog Soldiers||500 wood,
|Ships 1 Lakota Dog Soldier for every 3 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes|
Lakota units speak one of the Siouan languages.
- Select 1 Oháŋ? - Yes?
- Select 2 Táku [dah-kue] - What?
- Move 1 Máni - Walk
- Move 2
- Attack 1 Wičháwakte! - I kill them!
- Attack 2 Uŋkhízapi! - We fight!
|“||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.