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Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation

Also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, this Indian Nation is comprised of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples, whose native lands once ranged across the Missouri River basin in the Dakotas. Hardship, losses from infectious disease and forced relocations brought the remnants of the peoples together in the late 19th century. Today, the nation is based at the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. The Tribe consists of about 13,000 enrolled members. Nearly 4,500 live on the reservation; others live and work elsewhere.

Arikara - At the water's edge, 1908

Arikara - At the water's edge, 1908

Arikara - Warrior

Arikara - Warrior

Arikara Indian at the Alter

Arikara Indian at the Alter

Arikara Medicine Men, 1908

Arikara Medicine Men, 1908

Dance of the Mandan Indians

Dance of the Mandan Indians

Dance of the Mandan Women

Dance of the Mandan Women

Hidatsa - Scalp Dance

Hidatsa - Scalp Dance

Hidatsa in Forest, 1908

Hidatsa in Forest, 1908

Hidatsa Medicine Man, 1908

Hidatsa Medicine Man, 1908

Indian Dance Lodge

Indian Dance Lodge

Knife River, ND - Indian Lodge

Knife River, ND - Indian Lodge

Knife River, ND - Indian Lodge - Interior

Knife River, ND - Indian Lodge - Interior

Mandan - Chief Mato-tope

Mandan - Chief Mato-tope

Mandan Berry Gatherers, 1908

Mandan Berry Gatherers, 1908

Mandan offering the buffalo skull, 1908

Mandan offering the buffalo skull, 1908

Mandan on the Missouri River, 1908

Mandan on the Missouri River, 1908

Mandan Village

Mandan Village

Mandan Village, ND

Mandan Village, ND

The Eagle Catcher, Hidatsa, 1908

The Eagle Catcher, Hidatsa, 1908

Travelers meet the Hidatsa Indians

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