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Arikara Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Arikara language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Arikara tribe and their society.

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Please note that Arikaras and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Arikara history is interesting and important, but the Arikara Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Arikara Websites

Arikara Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Arikara Indian language.
Arikara Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Arikara culture.
Arikara Legends:
    Collection of Arikara Indian legends and folktales.

Arikara Tribal and Community Websites

Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation:
    Homepage of the three affiliated tribes.

Books for sale on the Arikaras

The Arikara War:
    History of the 19th-century conflict between the Arikara Indians and the United States.
Arikara Narrative of Custerís Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn:
    Eyewitness accounts from Arikara Indian scouts about the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians:
    Book of Arikara legends for sale.
Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians: * Traditional Narratives From Alfred Morsette:
    Two-volume set of legends and stories in Arikara, with English translation.
Women of the Earth Lodges:
    Interesting book about Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara culture from the female perspective.
Storied Stone: Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country:
    Book about petroglyphs of the Arikara and other South Dakota Indian tribes.
Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, Crows:
    Ethnography of the Arikaras and four of their neighboring tribes.
Societies Of The Arikara Indians: * Traditions of the Arikara:
    Classic Arikara anthropology texts.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Arikaras and American Indians in general.

Maps of Arikara Lands

South Dakota Indian Map * North Dakota Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original lands of the Arikara Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Plains Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, and other Plains Indian tribes.

Arikara Lifestyle and Tradition

The Arikara:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Arikara Indians.
Lewis and Clark: The Arikara Indians:
    History of the Arikara tribe's interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Arikara (Sahnish):
    Article from the Encyclopedia of North American Indians on the Arikara tribe's culture and history.
Prairie Indian Clothes * Indian Clothing * Native American Hair:
    Pictures of traditional Shawnee and Arikara clothing and hairstyles.
Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara: Indian Life along the Upper Missouri River:
    Photo exhibit on the Three Affiliated Tribes throughout history.
Bears Belly * Sitting Bear * Red Star * Chief Rushing Bear:
    Old photographs of historical Arikara Indian figures.
Arikara Tribe:
    Article on Arikara history and culture.
Arikara Legends:
    Collection of Arikara Indian legends and folktales.
Arikara Biographical Sketches:
    Biographies of nineteen Gros Ventre and Arikara Indian men from the 19th century.
Rushing Bear: * Sitting Bear:
    Information and links about two Arikara Indian chiefs.
Arikara Authors:
    Arikara writers, their lives and work.
Venison & Barley Soup Recipe:
    Arikara-Hidatsa recipe from Fort Berthold.
Arikara Indians:
    Tribal profile, timeline, and links.
Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Flag:
    Flag of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.

Arikara Politics, Issues, and News

Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Times:
    Tribal newspaper of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Arikara People:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Arikaras.
   Los Arikara:
   Information about the Arikara tribe in Spanish.
   Arikara Nation * Arikara Indians: * Arikaras:
   Arikara links pages.
  Arikara Tribe:
  Arikara Indian books.



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