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Hidatsa Culture and History

As a complement to our Hidatsa language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Hidatsa tribe and their society. Please note that Hidatsas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Hidatsa history is interesting and important, but the Hidatsa 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.

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Our Hidatsa Websites

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

Hidatsa Tribal and Community Websites

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation:
    Official homepage of the Three Affiliated Tribes.

Maps of Hidatsa Lands

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

Hidatsa Lifestyle and Tradition

Hidatsa Indians:
    Article on Hidatsa history and culture.
The Hidatsa:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Hidatsa Indians.
Hidatsa Legends:
    Collection of Hidatsa Indian legends and folktales.
Venison & Barley Soup Recipe:
    Arikara-Hidatsa recipe from Fort Berthold.
Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Flag:
    Flag of the Three Affiliated Tribes.

Hidatsa Literature and Arts

Hidatsa Authors:
    Hidatsa writers, their lives and work.
Hidatsa Songs:
    Musical notation for several traditional Hidatsa chants.

Hidatsa Politics, Issues, and News

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

Books for sale on the Hidatsas
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Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization:
    Anthropology book on the Hidatsa Indians for sale.
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden:
    An interesting book on traditional Hidatsa farming and gardening techniques.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Hidatsas and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Hidatsa:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Hidatsa tribe.
   Pueblo Hidatsa * Los Hidatsa:
   Information about the Hidatsa Indians in Spanish.
   Hidatsa Nation * Hidatsa Indians:
   Hidatsa links pages.

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