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Assiniboine Indian Culture and History

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

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Please note that Assiniboines and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Assiniboine history is interesting and important, but the Assiniboine 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 Assiniboine Websites

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

Assiniboine Tribal and Community Websites

Fort Peck Tribes:
    Official website for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.
Fort Belknap Indian Community:
    Tribal homepage of the Fort Belknap Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes.
Aaniiih Nakoda College:
    Homepage of the tribal college at Fort Belknap.
Stoney Nakoda Nation * Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation:
    Homepages of Stoney/Nakoda First Nations in Alberta, Canada.
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council:
    Coalition of ten Indian tribes in Montana and Wyoming, including Fort Belknap.
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre:
    Dedicated to the Cree, Dene, Ojibway, Dakota, and Assiniboine cultures of Saskatchewan.
Fort Peck Community Profile * Fort Belknap Community Profile:
    Demographic information on the Assiniboine tribes of Montana.
Kananaskis Stoney Nakoda Resort:
    Homepage of the Nakoda tribal casino resort in Canada.

Books for sale on the Assiniboines
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Land of Nakoda:
    Excellent book on the history and culture of the Assiniboine Indians, written by tribal members.
The History of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation:
    Comprehensive history book on the Fort Peck tribes from a Native perspective.
The Assiniboine:
    Classic ethnography of the Assiniboine tribe.
Nakoda Sky People:
    Beautiful book of poems by the Assiniboine poet Minerva Allen.
Assiniboine Indian Stories:
    A nice collection of Nakota legends retold by Assiniboine elder Jerome Fourstar.
How the Summer Season Came:
    Another good collection of Assiniboine legends.
Drumbeat, Heartbeat: A Celebration of the Powwow:
    Wonderful children's picture book about powwows by an Assiniboine author. (The cover on Amazon's page is wrong;
    here is what the real cover looks like!)
Aaniiih and Nakoda Speeches:
    Interesting book about Gros Ventre and Assiniboine oratory and ceremonial language.
The Assiniboine * Reclaiming History: Ledger drawings by an Assiniboine artist:
    Older anthropology texts about the Assiniboine tribe.

Maps of Assiniboine Lands

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

Assiniboine Lifestyle and Tradition

Nakoda Knowledge Holders: Horse:
    Oral history from Stoney Nakoda tribal members related to the role of horses in Nakoda culture.
The Assiniboin:
    Edward Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Assiniboine Indians including many vintage photos.
Assiniboin Tribe:
    Article about Assiniboine culture including kinship and religion.
    History of the Assiniboine tribe in Canada.
Assiniboine Tribe:
    Brief overview of the Assiniboine culture.
The Nakoda Nation:
    Articles on Nakoda Indian society, customs and traditions.
Nakota Indians:
    Nakota history and culture.
Sioux and Assiniboine Clothes * Indian Clothing * War Bonnet * Indian Hair Styles:
    Pictures of Assiniboine clothing and hairstyles.
Houses of the Assiniboin Tribe:
    Traditional Assiniboine housing types.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Nakoda:
    Online exhibit of Stony and Assiniboine artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Assiniboine and Stoney Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Assiniboine tools, bags, and tribal crafts.
Fort Peck Assiniboine Flag * Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Flag:
    Assiniboine flags.

Assiniboine Religion and Myth

Traditional Assiniboine Family Values:
    Interview with an Assiniboine elder about the traditional meaning of family, religion, and morality.
Assiniboine Legends:
    Collection of Assiniboine Indian legends and folktales.
Nakoda Spiritual Life:
    Article about Nakoda ceremonies and religious beliefs.

Assiniboine Literature and Arts

Assiniboine Authors * Assiniboine-Sioux Authors:
    Assiniboine Indian writers, their lives and work.
Alexis Nakota Drums * Fort Belknap Pow Wow:
    Videos of traditional Nakoda music and dance.

Assiniboine Politics, Issues, and News

Stoney Nakoda families remember the lost children:
    Nakoda tribal reactions to the Kamloops Boarding School tragedy.
Recovery on the Reservation:
    Article about the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement and the struggle with addiction issues at Fort Belknap.
Preserving and promoting Nakoda language in Saskatchewan High School:
    Article about Nakoda language revival efforts in Canada.
Yellowstone National Park Bison Sent To Fort Peck Tribes * Bison bring spiritual revitalization:
    Articles about the restoration of buffalo herds to Sioux and Assiniboine lands.

Assiniboine History and Biography

Fort Belknap History: * Fort Belknap Reservation:
    History of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and its people (Assiniboine and Gros Ventre).
Assiniboin Tribe History:
    Early 20th-century articles about the Assiniboine people.
Treaty with the Assiniboines:
    Text of historical Assiniboine treaties.
Sioux Warriors:
    Biographical sketches of 19th century Sioux and Assiniboine individuals.
Assiniboine and Sioux History:
    Timeline and historical articles about the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of eastern Montana.
Chief Hector of the Assiniboin:
    Historical photograph of an Assiniboine Indian leader.
Lewis and Clark: The Assiniboin Indians:
    History of the Assiniboine tribe's interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Fort Peck Indian Reservation * Fort Belknap Indian Reservation:
    Information on the two Assiniboine reservations of Montana.
The 1837 Smallpox Epidemic:
    Article about the devastating effects of smallpox on the Assiniboines and other Plains Indians.

Assiniboine Genealogy

Assiniboin Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Assiniboine Indian descendants.
Indian Culture and Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Assiniboine and other American Indian ancestors.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Britannica: Assiniboin or Stonies * Wikipedia: Assiniboine * Assiniboin Indians:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Assiniboine tribe.
   Pueblo Assiniboin * Los Assiniboine:
   Information about the Assiniboine tribe in Spanish.
   Assiniboine Resources * Assiniboine Indian Research: * Assiniboine Indians:
   Assiniboine links.

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