from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting an area along the Missouri River in western North Dakota.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Siouan language of this people.

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  • n. a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
  • n. a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hidatsa, people of the willows.


  • The name Hidatsa was formerly borne by one of the tribal villages.

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  • Hidatsa and Crow were one tribe, and so our language is still, the grammar is still the same, and it's still pretty close.

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  • Kandi Mosset, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations in the state of North Dakota and a representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network, emphatically spoke to the uranium mining and tar sand extraction that happens on and near her native lands.

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  • Early in the eighteenth century they started becoming closely associated with sedentary village tribes of the upper Missouri River, namely The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara.

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  • Before white settler smallpox wiped them out, Max recorded the lives of the Mandans, Arikara, and Hidatsa and the world they inhabited.

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  • On this occasion Tasmin found him soon enough, sitting at a filthy table with his plump young Hidatsa wife, Coal.

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  • The Hidatsa, to be sure, had stolen her from the Shoshone, but the Hidatsa had not taken the wild out of her, because they were wild themselves.

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  • Malgres and the Ponca had discussed killing Skraeling and taking his money and the two young Hidatsa girls he had acquired; but the Ponca advised caution.

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  • There had been talk of him on the boat, but the Hidatsa scouts all claimed that he was far out on the prairies, in the midst of many buffalo.

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  • Rosa gave Petal a little white cap made from rabbit skins, much like the one the young Hidatsa girl Coal, wife to Toussaint Charbonneau, had made for Monty when he had been an infant.

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