The Mandan Sioux
Their name is a distortion of the Dakota term mawatani. They called temselves numakaki, "the people."
They inhabited present-day North Dakota, on hte banks of the missouri, at the confluence of the Little Missouri and Heart Rivers.
They combined a life of cron farming and buffalo hunting and were skilled potters. Centrally located on hte Missouri, their villages became a trading center between the northern and southern tribes, and leter, between teh Whites and Indians for the fur trade. Organized into two half-tribes, the Mandan were closely linked to the Hidatsa and Arikara.
They came from the Great Lakes around the 1300s
The Sioux : Dakota ~ Dhegiha ~ Chiewere ~ Mandan ~ Hidatsa
The Caddo : Arikara ~ Pawnee ~ Wichita
The Shoshonean : Comanche ~ Kiowa
The Alqonquian : Blackfeet ~ Gros Ventre ~ Cheyenne ~ Arapaho ~ Plains Cree ~ Plains Ojibwa
Crazy Horse ~~ Red Cloud ~~ Sitting Bull
Where We Critters Live
Wichitas || Plains Indians
Kansas || Wichita
The Infamous || Tornado!