Takoda Sioux Village
Named for its elderly chieftain, Takoda is a large Lakota village that stands at the edge of a vast sea of badlands. The dry plains to the west of the village are teeming with herds of buffalo, the Lakota’s primary source of food and their cultural foundation. The people are staunchly territorial, fighting to the death over their land, yet surprisingly welcoming to outsiders. As long as their guests do not kill the buffalo or harm their people, they are treated to food and trade. Chief Takoda urges pride among his people, and does not tolerate attempts to incorporate the villagers into American society or convert them to foreign religions. Such attempts rarely end peacefully or successfully.