Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Bureau of American Ethnology
87th Congress, 1st Session
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Published as a series sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, the “River Basin Surveys Papers” are a collection of archeological investigations focused on areas now flooded by the completion of various dam projects in the United States. The River Basin Surveys Papers (numbered 1-39) were mostly published in bundles with 5-6 papers in each bundle. In collaboration with the United States (US) National Park Service and the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Department of the Interior, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Smithsonian Institution pulled archeological and paleontological remains from several sites prior to losing access to the sites due to flooding. The Smithsonian Institution calls this project the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program.
Paper number 29 discusses the excavation of a Hidatsa village called Crow-Flies-High, named after the Hidatsa Chief of the same name. The village was located near Newtown, North Dakota and according to archeologist Waldo Wedel, was occupied between 1868 and 1893. The site was not in good condition as it had been ploughed over many times by farmers who did not know there had been a village in the area. The village graveyard had been looted. The discussion of this site was informed by Hidatsa informants who had lived in the village. The paper covers excavation of the site, ethnography, and a history of Crow-Flies-High village and its people from the perspective of these ethnographers. This paper includes illustrations, text figures, and maps.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Crow-Flies-High, ethnography, historic Hidatsa village, 19th century, nineteenth century
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, US Department of the Interior, US National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers
Bear-In-The-Water, Black Hawk, Different Cherries, Bull Head, Carling Malouf, Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., Waldo Wedel
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Malouf, Carling. River Basin Surveys Papers No. 29: Crow-Flies-High (32MZI), a Historic Hidatsa Village in the Garrison Reservoir Area, North Dakota, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1963. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/37/.
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