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Gros Ventre Culture and History

As a complement to our Gros Ventre language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Gros Ventre people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Gros Ventre history is interesting and important, but the Gros Ventre are still here today, too, and we have tried to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Gros Ventre Websites

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

Gros Ventre Tribal and Community Links

Fort Belknap Nations:
    Official homepage of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes.
Fort Belknap Tribal Council:
    Information on the Grose Ventre from the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council.
Fort Belknap Community Profile:
    Government information on the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre people of Montana.
Hays-Lodge Pole Schools:
    Fort Belknap primary school system.
Everall Fox * Shadow Woman:
    Personal homepages of Gros Ventre people.

Gros Ventre Lifestyle and Tradition

The Gros Ventre of Montana:
    Gros Ventre cultural and historical information, with pictures and links.
The Atsina:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Atsina (Gros Ventre) Indians.
Gros Ventre:
    Overview of Gros Ventre culture, traditions, and history.
Gros Ventre War Shirt * American Indian Clothes * Feather Headdress * Indian Hair:
    Sketches of traditional Arapaho clothing and other Plains Indian dress.
Fort Belknap Indian Community Profile:
    Demographic information about the Gros Ventres and Assiniboines of Fort Belknap.
    Demographic information and links about the Gros Ventres.
Native Ancestry:
    Direction for those seeking Gros Ventre and other American Indian ancestors.
Hoop and Dart Game * Buzzer Game:
    Traditional games for Gros Ventre children.
Indian Religion:
    Advice for people researching traditional Gros Ventre religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Gros Ventre Legends:
    Collection of Gros Ventre Indian legends and folktales.
Gros Ventre Biographical Sketches:
    Biographies of nineteen Arikara and Gros Ventre Indian men from the 19th century.
Seven Visions of Bull Lodge * The Seven Visions of Bull Lodge:
    19th-century Gros Ventre pipe carrier Bull Lodge.

Gros Ventre Literature and Arts

Native American Authors: James Welch * James Welch * Fools Crow * The Heartsong of Charging Elk:
    Winter in the Blood * The Indian Lawyer * The Death of Jim Loney * Killing Custer:
    Riding the Earthboy 40 * Interview with James Welch:
    Blackfoot/Gros Ventre writer James Welch.
A'ani Authors:
    Gros Ventre writers, their lives and work.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Gros Ventre and other native art.

Gros Ventre History Links

Fort Belknap History:
    History of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and its people (Assiniboine and Gros Ventre).
The Gros Ventres:
    Historical overview of the Gros Ventre people.
Four Directions: Gros Ventre:
    Timeline and links about Gros Ventre history.

Books for sale on the Gros Ventre
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Ethnology of the Gros Ventre:
    Alfred Kroeber's definitive ethnography of the Gros Ventres.
The Seven Visions of Bull Lodge:
    Biography of the 19th-century Gros Ventre pipe carrier by his daughter, Garter Snake.
Wolf and the Winds:
    Biography of Gros Ventre spiritual leader Frozen Water.
Catch Colt:
    Autobiography of a mixed-blood Gros Ventre man.
The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts * Robes of Splendor * Powwow:
    Artistic books on Plains Indian life by Gros Ventre museum curators George and Joseph Horse Capture.
Shared Symbols, Contested Meanings: Power and Performance in Gros Ventre War Expedition Songs:
    Anthropology/sociology books on the Gros Ventre Indians.
Fools Crow * The Heartsong of Charging Elk * Winter in the Blood * The Indian Lawyer:
    The Death of Jim Loney * Killing Custer * Riding the Earthboy 40:
    Books by Blackfoot/Gros Ventre writer James Welch.
Captured in the Middle:
    Theory of Native American literature by a Gros Ventre writer.
Aaniiih and Nakoda Speeches:
    Interesting book about Gros Ventre and Assiniboine oratory and ceremonial language.
Handbook of North American Indians: Plains Indians:
    Extensive ethnography of the Gros Ventre and neighboring Indians.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about the Gros Ventres and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Gros Ventre * Wikipedia: Gros Ventres:
  Encyclopedia entries about the Gros Ventre Indians.
  Los Atsina:
  Information about the Gros Ventres in Spanish.
  Gros Ventre Indians * Gros Ventres:
  Gros Ventre links.

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