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OTHER FORMS: Wahneta, Wa-na-ta, Waneta
Meaning & History
Means "one who attacks, charges; charger" in Lakota, from the Lakota waánataŋ. This was borne by Chief Wánataŋ (ca. 1795-1848), also known as Wanata and Wanataan, a leader of the Yanktonai, a tribe of the Dakota.