a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the upper Missouri valley in North Dakota, in the Platte valley in Nebraska, in southwestern Arkansas, and in neighboring parts of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.
Historical Examples

Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi David Ives Bushnell
Original Narratives of Early American History Vaca and Others
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane

a family of Native American languages, including Pawnee, formerly spoken in a wide area of the Midwest, and probably distantly related to Siouan


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