The Siouan Indians

A Preliminary Sketch - Fifteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1893-1894

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Author: W.J. McGee
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,640 / 82 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.4
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 581
Added to site: 2006.10.25
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Fort Berthold reservation, North Dakota, comprising in 1804 (according to Lewis and Clark(15)) three villages--

a. Matootonha. b. Rooptahee. c. ----------(Eapanopa's village).

6. Hidatsa

A. Hidatsa (their own name, the meaning of which is uncertain, but appears to refer to a traditional buffalo pannch connected with the division of the group, though supposed by some to refer to "willows"); formerly called Minitari ("Cross the water," or, objectionally, Gros Ventres); on Fort Berthold reservation, North Dakota, comprising in 1796 (according to information gained by Matthews(16)) three villages--

a. Hidatsa. b. Amatìlia ("Earth-lodge [village]"?). c. Amaliami ("Mountain-country [people]"?).

B. Crow or Ab-sa´-ru-ke, on the Crow reservation, Montana.

7. Biloxi

A. Biloxi ("Trifling" or "Worthless" in Choctaw) or Ta-neks´ Han-ya-di´ ("Original people" in their own language); partly in Rapides parish, Louisiana; partly in In

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