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"Padani" is an alternate name for the Arikara tribe. It comes from the tribe's name in the language of their Sioux neighbors.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Padani tribe and language:

 Arikara language
 Arikara history
 Arikara Native American
 Arikara pronunciation
 Caddoan languages
 The Plains Indian

Here are a few good books about the Padanis:
 Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians
 The Arikara War
 Women of the Earth Lodges

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