Matthew W. Stirling
Bureau of American Ethnology
84th Congress, 2d Session
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Published as a bundle of anthropological works sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, paper number 51 is an analysis of 25 pottery specimens from the Upper-Missouri area. These specimens are attributed to the Lewis and Clark expedition, to army personnel, and to other travelers. The origin of the pottery is uncertain, though there are indications that some pieces may have originated from Fort Berthold, Fort Buford, and Fort Stevenson. The paper offers background on pottery making in the Upper-Missouri, noting that the Arikara, Mandan, and Hidatsa tribes made paddle-and-anvil pottery rather than coil pottery. Further background observations help illuminate the possible history of the pottery specimens found. The paper includes illustrations and a map.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Nineteenth-Century, 19th Century, Fort Buford, Fort Stevenson, paddle-and-anvil, pottery, upper-Missouri
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution
Waldo R. Wedel, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Matthew W. 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. 51: Observations on Some Nineteenth Century Pottery Vessels from the Upper Missouri, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1957. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/40/
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