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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.
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College:
    Homepage of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribal school.
Three Affiliated Tribes Community Profile:
    Demographic information on the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara 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.
Three Affiliated Tribes Pow Wow:
    Video of powwow dancing at the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara reservation.
Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara: Indian Life along the Upper Missouri River:
    Photo exhibit on the Three Affiliated Tribes throughout history.
Hidatsa Legends:
    Collection of Hidatsa Indian legends and folktales.
Earth Lodges of the Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa:
    Information and pictures of traditional Hidatsa houses.
Indians 101: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Ceremonies:
    Article on spiritual traditions among the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes.
Venison & Barley Soup Recipe:
    Arikara-Hidatsa recipe from Fort Berthold.
Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Flag:
    Flag of the Three Affiliated Tribes.
Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Tribal Plates:
    Hidatsa license plate.

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.
Native American remains returning home:
    Article about the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara tribe's quest to recover their ancestors' bodies from a university.
Three Affiliated Tribes Hit by Ransomware Attack:
    Article about cybersecurity problems facing the Hidatsa and other tribal nations in the modern era.

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 * Hidatsa Indians:
   Hidatsa links pages.

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