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"Tanish" is an alternate name for the Arikara tribe. It was a dialectical variant of Sanish, which means "the people" in their own language.

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

 Tanish language
 Arikara history
 Arikara pronunciation
 Native Americans of the Plains

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

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