10 Facts about the Mandan Tribe

Post On: May 9, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Tribes

Get the interesting Facts about the Mandan Tribe by checking the entire post below. This Native American people can be found living in North Dakota. Around 50 percent of the Mandan tribe population can be found living in the reservation area. Others live in other parts of Canada and United States. The history finds out that Mandan Tribe settled at the banks of Missouri River, Knife River and Heart River. It covers the present-day areas of South and North Dakota.

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 1: the villages

The villages established by Mandan Tribe were permanent.  They created the lodges from earth in round and large design. The diameter was 12 metres or 40 feet. The lodges were located around the central plaza.

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 2: the daily life

The daily life of Mandan was centered on bison.  Their economy was also centered on the trading goods and farming.

Facts about the Mandan Tribe

Facts about the Mandan Tribe

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 3: the population

In the beginning of 18th century, the population of Mandan tribe reached 3,600 people.  The full blood Mandan reached more than 1,600 people in 1836. In 1838, the number of Mandan population was only 125 individuals.

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 4: Three Affiliated Tribes

The number of Mandan included in Three Affiliated Tribes in 1990s reached 6,000 individuals.

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Facts about the Mandan Tribe 5: the 2010 census

The people who had Mandan ancestry were 1,171 individuals according to 2010 census. The partial ancestry accounted for 806 people, while the full bloods were 365 people.

the Mandan Tribe Facts

the Mandan Tribe Facts

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 6: Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears is one of the prominent historical events in America. Mandan tribes were called Pheasant people by Gloria Jahoda.

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Facts about the Mandan Tribe 7: language

The Mandan tribes speak the Mandan language. It is included in the family of Siouan language. Nuptare and Nuetare are the major two dialects of Mandan language. In 20th century, the only survived dialect was Nuptare.

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 8: the European Americans

The European Americans paid more attention to Mandan and their language due to the light skin color thought to have the European origin.

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the Mandan Tribe Pic

Facts about the Mandan Tribe 9: the first encounter

The first encounter between Mandan tribe and European took place in 1738 when Sieur de la Verendrye visited them.

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Facts about the Mandan Tribe 10: Lewis and Clark

The Mandan tribes were visited by Lewis and Clark in 1804.

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