Fort Berthold Links
This page is full of links to site concerning the Mandan,
Hidatsa, And Arikara peoples.
American Indian Heritage Month Website
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.
This page has some links to Arikara stories and to a
A sixth grade class in Fargo, North Dakota created these sites.
They are brief information sites about the tribes.
The Mandan Buffalo Dance
This site is informative about the Mandan's buffalo ritual.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Earth Lodges
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
American Indian Studies Research Institute
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
Native American and Northern Plains Historical Resources Guide.
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.
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
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
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
This is a little history of the Arikaras in North and South Dakota
and their culture. There are three links to oral histories from
Calendar of Events Mandan, North Dakota
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