The Brulé are one of the seven branches or bands (sometimes called `sub-tribes`) of the Teton (Titonwan) Lakota American Indian nation. They are known as Sičháŋǧu Oyáte (in Lakota), or `Burnt Thighs Nation,` and so, were called Brulé (lit. `burnt`) by the French. The name may have derived from an incident where they were fleeing throu...
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noun a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
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