Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Bureau of American Ethnology
86th 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 15 is a summary of the Archeology Salvage Program in the upper Missouri River area, including an introduction on the background of the project as well as a history of the area as recorded by European explorers. The paper is relatively short and meant to provide a foundation for the more detailed papers discussing excavation of specific sites in this area.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Archeological Salvage Program, excavation, anthropology, ethnology, history, background, summary
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 National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior, US Army Corps of Engineers, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Merrill J. Mattes, Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., R. F. Lee, Herbert E. Kahler
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Mattes, Merrill J.. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 15: Historic Sites Archeology on the Upper Missouri, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1959. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/69/.
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