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Mandan Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Mandan language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Mandan tribe and their society. Please note that Mandans and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Mandan history is interesting and important, but the Mandan 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 issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have a Mandan link to add.

Our Mandan Websites

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

Mandan Tribal and Community Websites

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation:
    The tribe's official homepage.

Maps of Mandan Lands

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

Mandan Lifestyle and Tradition

The Mandan Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Mandan tribe.
Mandan Legends:
    Collection of Mandan Indian legends and folktales.
Mandan Indian Tribe:
    History and genealogy of the Mandan Indians.
Mandan Indians:
    Article on Mandan history and culture.
Mandan Authors:
    Mandan writers, their lives and work.
Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Flag:
    Flag of the Three Affiliated Tribes.

Mandan Politics, Issues, and News

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

Books for sale on the Mandans

Sheheke: Mandan Indian Diplomat:
    Interesting biography of the Mandan chief White Coyote and the role he played in the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Mandan Social and Ceremonial Organization:
    Detailed ethnography of the Mandans.
Native Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mandans and American Indians in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Mandan People * Mandan * Three Affiliated Tribes:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Mandan tribes.
   Mandan * Los Mandan:
   Information about the Mandan tribe in Spanish.
   Mandan Indians * Mandans:
   Mandan links.



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