Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Sioux County
'Sioux County was the last portion of the state to be originally organized into a county. The Standing Rock Reservation comprised what is no Sioux county, North Dakota, and Carson County, South Dakota. This whole Indian reservation was commonly called the Sioux Indian Reservation, so when this part was made a county by proclamation of Governor Hanna on September 3, 1914, it was properly called Sioux County with the approval of the white and Indian residents. The word Sioux is derived from the Chippewa word, Nadowe-is-iw, or the French version of this word, Nadowes-sioux.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942