This article is about the Lakota Sioux sub-tribe. For the musical group, see Brulé (band)
Janeen Antoine (Sicangu Lakota), curator, educator, and director of American Indian Contemporary Arts
The Brulé are one of the seven branches or bands (sometimes called "sub-tribes") of the Teton (Titonwan) Lakota Sioux 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 through a grass fire on the plains.)
Many Sicangu people live on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, where they are federally recognized as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe or Sicangu Oyate. A smaller population lives on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, on the west bank of the Missouri River. The two tribes are politically completely independent of each other.
Historic Brulé Tiyošpaye or bands 
Together with the Oglala Lakota (or Oglala Sioux tribe), who are based at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, they are often called Southern Lakota. They were divided in three great regional tribal divisions:
- Upper Brulé (Heyata Wicasa Oyate)
- Lower Brulé (Kul Wicasa Oyate)
- Brulé of the Platte
According to the Brulé Medicine Bull (Tatánka Wakan) the divisions were further divided in these tiyošpaye or bands, which were broken up in various local tiwahe (engl. Camps oder family circle):
- Kanghi yuha
- Pispiza wichasha
Notable Sicangu (Brulé) 
- Iron Nation, chief
- Iron Shell, chief
- Hollow Horn Bear, chief
- Two Strike, chief
- Mary Brave Bird, author
- Arnold Short Bull was a well-known Sicangu holy man, who brought the Ghost Dance to the Lakota in South Dakota in 1890
- Spotted Tail or "Sinte Gleska", 19th-century chief
- Standing Elk (Brulé), 19th-century chief (to be distinguished from Standing Elk (Cheyenne)
- Moses Stranger Horse, artist
- Michael Spears, actor
- Eddie Spears, actor
- Leonard Crow Dog, spiritual leader, American Indian Movement activist
- Paul Eagle Star (1866-1891), activist. He attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School, enrolling in November 1882. In early 1891, he was recruited as a free man under contract to perform in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which went on a traveling tour to England. He died a few days after breaking his ankle when he fell off a horse in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. His interment was at Brompton Cemetery. His casket was exhumed in March 1999. The reburial took place in Winner two months later.
External links 
Rapid City Journal
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:05:36 -0700
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Aug. 24; gates open at 6 p.m. There will be no shows Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3. Extra concerts are planned July 7, Aug. 4, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19. Tickets: VIP seating (picnic tables up front ...
PR Web (press release)
PR Web (press release)
Fri, 31 May 2013 17:28:11 -0700
While restaurants often change their names and concepts to adapt to what's in vogue, Brulé Bistro has remained devoted to their core philosophy and are paying homage to their loyal locals by stepping up their efforts both in the kitchen and on the ...
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 06:02:58 -0700
Les Maï-Maï Bakata Katanga ont brulé, il y a une semaine, treize femmes après les avoir enfermées dans une maison en paille dans la localité de Lwelakalunga, en territoire de Manono (Katanga). L'ONG Voix des minorités indigènes affirme que huit de ces ...
Thu, 30 May 2013 19:13:28 -0700
Dans la nuit du 21 février le «salon Men» magasin de coiffure pour homme situé 107, rue G.Doumergue avait brûlé. «Tout était détruit à l'intérieur, explique Pierre Montagné le propriétaire, je n'ai pu sauver que la reproduction du bouclier de Brennus ...
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:36:32 -0700
This photograph taken on June 4, 2012 shows an Indonesian wildlife specialist checking over a crocodile rescued from an abandoned zoo, upon its arrival at the Kalaweit sanctuary in Pararawen village, run by French environmentalist Aurélien Brulé. For ...
Sun, 26 May 2013 23:04:17 -0700
... le 27/05/2013. Par Courrier picard. Réagir. Envoyer par e-mail · Le journal du jour à partir de 0,80 €. | FRESNOY-LE-GRAND |. Samedi matin, Christiane Brulé s'est vu décerner une distinction amplement méritée: la médaille d'argent de la Famille ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:34:13 -0700
"We welcome the opportunity to host this roundtable as part of our efforts to give students as much information as possible about their career choices and the educational pathways they can follow," said Claude Brulé, Vice President Academic at ...
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:34:12 -0700
Upscale skin care brand Erno Laszlo, which last year underwent a major relaunch, exhibited at last month's TFWA Asia Pacific show in Singapore. In 2012, the brand appointed Marie-Clothilde Brulé Vice President of International and Travel Retail Sales, ...
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