Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Bureau of American Ethnology
88th Congress, 1st Session
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This ethnographic paper, dated January 1, 1963, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology is a detailed description of Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial practices as told by ethnographer Alfred W. Bowers based on data collected in the 1930s. All the Hidatsa informants of this project were born about 1850-1860 and were alive at the time of the Custer massacre. Bowers indicates that he pushed informants to share sacred religious lore for the sake of this project. The paper is an extensive account of Hidatsa social organization, kinship systems, societies, ceremonies, and other details about the history and social practices as collected at the time. The paper includes illustrations, text figures, charts, photographs, and maps.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Gros Ventres, Ehart-sah, Minnetarees, Minnetarees of the Willows, Wandering Minnetarees, Minataries, Minitaries, Mahaha, Maxaxa, Awatixa, Amahami, Awaxawi, Ahnahaway, Gens-di-foulers, Mirokac, ceremony, religion, kinship, lore, kinship, societies
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Gros Ventres, Ehart-sah, Minnetarees, Minnetarees of the Willows, Wandering Minnetarees, Minataries, Minitaries, Mahaha, Maxaxa, Awatixa, Amahami, Awaxawi, Ahnahaway, Gens-di-foulers, Mirokac, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology
Alfred W. Bowers, A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Bear Arms, Bird-Lying-Down, Crows Heart, Dale Ludick, Drags Wolf, Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole, Edward S. Curtis, Foolish Bear, Four Dancers, Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., George L. Collie, Gilbert L. Wilson, Gladys Monson Bowers, Hairy Coat, James Baker, James Macduff, Leo D. Harris, Leonard Carmichael, Joe Ward, Old-Woman-Crawling, Many Growths, Mrs. Good Bear, Mrs. White Duck, Poor Wolf, Robert Lowie, Robert Redfield, Russell Reid, Sam Newman, Tom Smith, Wolf Chief
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Bowers, Alfred W, Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1963. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/49/
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