Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
Traditional Culture
  Who's Who
Since Time Immemorial
Homelands
All My Relations
Village Life & the Turning of the Seasons
Great River
Eagle Trapping
References Cited

  Contemporary Culture
  Arts and Artists
Education
Language
Sovereignty
Recommended Web Sites

  Relationship with U.S.
  Intertribal Trade
The Fur Trade
Story of a Medal
Making Treaties
The Shrinking Reservation
References Cited

Knife River > Culture > Recommended Websites

Fort Berthold Links
http://vcell.ndsu.edu/fish-hook/lfvfb-links.html
This page is full of links to site concerning the Mandan, Hidatsa, And Arikara peoples.

American Indian Heritage Month Website
http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/nativeamerican01/tribes.html#hidatsa
This is an information page with a little background on Hidatsa and Mandan Tribes.
It looks like the government or military keeps this site, it has a home button that takes you to the main page. The home page has lots of links to Native American government and military interests including the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service and Native American Veteran information.

Arikara
http://www.indians.org/welker/arikara.htm
This page has some links to Arikara stories and to a literature site.

http://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/project/ndwebsite/nativeA.htm
A sixth grade class in Fargo, North Dakota created these sites. They are brief information sites about the tribes.

The Mandan Buffalo Dance
http://www.indians.org/welker/buffdanc.htm
This site is informative about the Mandan's buffalo ritual.

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Earth Lodges
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/houses/hidatsa.html
This page has a lot of information on how the three tribes lived, earth lodge set up & design, and locations. Beaded Lizard Web Designs hosts this page their homepage (http://www.kstrom.net) supports small business websites, especially art and Native American non-profits.

Mandan
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/man.html
Arikara
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/idx_ari.html
Hidatsa
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/idx_hid.html
These sites are devoted to the Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa. They were created by PBS and have information on the culture and relations with the Corps of Discovery.

Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden -Gilbert L. Wilson
http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~landc/html/wilson/
This site gives in depth insight into the life of Buffalo Bird Woman (an expert gardener of the Hidatsa tribe). It offers a unique look at the agricultural practices of the Northern Plains Indians. This is particularly interesting, because of the common misconception that these tribes were all nomadic hunter/gatherers.

Excerpts from the Journals
http://studio-1-f.com/recaras.htm
This page is about the making of beads by the Arikara called recaras here. This site is maintained by a glass art studio in Maryland.

Library of Congress, American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/tribes.html#ps
This is a directory to what looks like all of E.S. Curtis' images of all the tribes he photographed. They are listed by tribe.

Sacajawea?-Sakakawea?-Sacagawea?
http://www.lewisandclark.org/pubart.htm
This site is about Sacagawea who was a Shoshoni slave of the Knife River Hidatsas. It is from the The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation of Missouri.

Online Bibliography
American Indian Studies Research Institute
http://www.indiana.edu/~aisri/
This page highlights a book about Arikara myths and traditions, compiled by Douglas Parks. Click on "publications" on the side bar for lists of titles on North American tribes.

Native American and Northern Plains Historical Resources Guide.
http://www.usd.edu/library/jstor/subject2.cfm?subject=Arikara%20Indians%0D
This is a great page to located books and articles about Native Americans in the University of South Dakota library, but many of the titles can probably be found at just about any library.

First People
http://www.natureshift.org/history/first_p/index.html
This page is from the Nature Shift site, and is explaining the theory of the first people on the Plains in North Dakota. You can choose from Paleo-Indian, Plains Archaic, Plains Woodland and Plains Village periods to learn more about the lifestyles of those who lived there. The whole Nature Shift site is dedicated to teaching about research and history. It also includes memories and stories from the First People Era.The Dakota Science Center, Grand Forks Public Schools, and the University of North Dakota contribute to this site and is supported by a Technology Innovation Grant.

Teaching with Historic Places - Knife River Indian Villages
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/1knife/1knife.htm
This site shows photographs of some of the old Mandan and Hidatsa Villages at the Knife River Villages National Historic Site and teaching tips. It is maintained by the National Park Service.

Photographic journey up the Missouri River
http://nd.water.usgs.gov/lewisandclark/photos5.html
This site, put up by the US Geologic Survey, shows older photographs of the Missouri near Knife River and some old paintings by George Catlin and Karl Bodmer. You can follow the Missouri from the Oahe Dam to the Yelowstone River.

Arikaras (Sahnish) Literature
http://www.indians.org/welker/arikara.htm
This is a little history of the Arikaras in North and South Dakota and their culture. There are three links to oral histories from the tribe.

Calendar of Events Mandan, North Dakota
http://www.bismarckmandan.com/events/default.asp
This site is just a listing of events in the Mandan area for the rest of 2002 and into 2003. It is maintained by the chamber of commerce in Mandan-Bismark.