pl. -·pas, -·pa
a member of a North American Indian people that is a subgroup of the Tetons
nounpl. Hunkpapa or Hunk·pa·pas
A member of a Native American people constituting a subdivision of the Lakota, formerly inhabiting an area from the western Dakotas to southeast Montana, with a present-day population along the border between North and South Dakota. The Hunkpapa figured prominently in the resistance to white encroachment on the northern Great Plains.