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Mandan Indian tribe

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The Mandan Tribe by Sam Rivey, Matt Warren, Tony Hilliard, and Austin Violette The tribes first interactions with the white man were in the fall of 1804 with the Corps of Discovery. The tribe helped the Corps of discovery by trading with them and providing shelter that was named Fort Mandan. There was no conflict between the white man and the Mandan but conflict arose between the Mandan and a neighboring tribe called the Arakiras. As more settlers came out west the tribe first benefited from trading but the white man soon began to take the tribe's land. In 1870, the new white settlers set aside a large reservation for the mandan tribe in North Dakota. It is called the Forth Berthold. In 1990 there were 1200 Mandans living on the reservation. The Mandan Indians got food in
many ways. The men of the tribe
hunted deer and small game. They
also took part in a seasonal buffalo
hunt. The women worked together
by raising crops of corn and other
varies foods.
The Mandan Indians used dogs and sleds to get around before they had horses. Once they had horses they used packs and wagons to transport.
The Mandan Indians lived in small houses made from logs and covered in packed earth. When they went hunting they would use small teepees made from buffalo hides.
They would perform ceremonies that were said to make the crops grow, bring buffalo to the village, and to cure sicknesses. The beliefs of the Mandan indians was based on a belief in supernatural powers that were shared by living things. The Mandan tribe lives in North Dakota. The climate in this part of America is fairly dry, cold winters and mild summers. The temperature in the winter sometimes drops below zero degrees F while the summer temperatures occasionally reached the 90 degree range. Most of North Dakota is very flat. The elevation is between 500-3000 feet. When the elevation does increase it is very gradual. There are many rivers and lakes in North Dakota. The largest lake is called Sakakawea. The flat land made it very easy for the men to see the animals they were hunting. The many rivers and lakes provided a lot of fish for the tribe as well. The Mandan believed that death was
caused by not following tribal customs. They
also believed that people had four souls, two
went to the spirit world and two went to the
world on earth. The Mandans also believed that the region around the missouri was created by a man named Lone wolf. Lone Wolf is said be the one that makes people die. Native Languages of the Americas. "Mandan Indian Fact Sheet." Mandan Indians (Mandans). Web. 09 Sept. 2012

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` The Rockwell museum in North Dakota contains paintings, drawings and a description of the tribe.
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