from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the Missouri River valley from Kansas into the Dakotas and now located in western North Dakota. Traditional Arikara life was based on agriculture and trade with the Plains Indians to the west.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Caddoan language of the Arikara.
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- n. a member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river
- n. the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara
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According to Omaha tradition, the Arikara were their allies when these two tribes and several others were east of the Mississippi River. [
October 8, 1804 – The expedition discovers three Arikara villages.
Glass was killed near the Yellowstone River by Arikara Indians in 1833.
Having previously been transfixed by the Nelson-Atkins Museum's celebrated Arikara shield on buffalo rawhide of a buffalo bull...
Below, composed of bones, wood and feathers, is an Arikara ice glider set, ca. 1920, from the National Museum of the American Indian:
By contrast, one of the stars in the permanent collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. (reviewed here last year), is a rawhide Arikara shield from North Dakota (c. 1850) bearing the image of a buffalo bull.
No one in my family looks even the smallest bit Native American (save for a cousin who is addicted to tanning — but she looks more orange than Native American), yet we are all registered members of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsu) which within the federally-recognized Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
If so, I believe somebody took the money without any of us Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Cheyenne or Arikara knowing it.
The Lakota brought the Sacred White Buffalo Calf C'anunpa, the Cheyenne brought their 7 sacred arrows, and the Crow, Arikara, and other tribes brought their sacred bundles.
We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, Arikara, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo.