The Sioux were known to be fierce warriors, with battles such as the Little Bighorn still legendary to this day, and going to war was seen as a rights of passage for Sioux men.
Utes were skilled hunters, but after introducing horses into tribe life in the 17th century they became known as expert big game hunters - especially of Buffalo, which they were particularly reliant on.
They also had a reputation of fierce warriors, with Spanish settlers speaking of their fine physiques and ability to live in harsh conditions - a stark contrast to the soft dispositions of their Europeans counterparts.
All members of the tribe were willing to fight, with women and children also known to defend their camps with lances if needed Left, Peter Tall Mandan, Grandson of Long Mandan, and right, Iron White Man, Sioux, 1900.
As the Crane dance went on usually a young man would see a woman that did strike his fancy.
Unlike our current dating customs, the native American dating customs required that the young man speak to his mother who then would speak to the mother of the girl he was interested in.