Matthew W. Stirling
Bureau of American Ethnology
83d Congress, 1st Session
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Published as a bundle of anthropological works sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, paper number 45 is a description of findings from an excavation of four burial sites which are presumed to be associated with village sites from Grand River and Elk Creek (located north of Morbridge, South Dakota). Excavation was completed by Matthew W. Sterling in 1923, described here by Waldo R. Wedel. These sites are documented as Arikara territory. The paper begins with an overview of Arikara history from 1717 forward as documented by European explorers, followed by a description of the graves excavated and the artifacts found. The report contains illustrations, tables summarizing excavation contents, and a map.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Grand River, Elk Creek, 18th century, eighteenth century, burial site, artifacts, map
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology
Waldo Rudolph Wedel, Matthew Williams Stirling
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Wedel, Waldo R. Anthropological Papers, No. 45: Archeological Materials from the Vicinity of Mobridge, South Dakota, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1953. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/13/
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