Part 3: American Indian Tribes of North Dakota

Questions: Sections 1-2

Comprehension Questions

  1. What were the major roles of women in earthlodge villages?
  2. What were the major roles of the men?
  3. What was the major means of support for both the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes?
  4. What is trading items for other items without exchanging money called?
  5. Why would almost the entire village move out onto the plains during the summers?
  6. About 400 years ago, the Mandan from nearby villages built a new village. What did they call it, and why?
  7. Who was one of the first non-Indians to come to North Dakota and record a history of the area?
  8. What was a major travel route?
  9. The Mandan and Hidatsa villages became such a huge trade center that the area got what nickname?
  10. Name some products that were considered very valuable by Europeans and Euro-Americans.
  11. What is the business of trading called?
  12. What killed thousands of Mandan and Hidatsa in 1781?
  13. What is another name for the Arikara?
  14. What did the Arikara people from South Dakota do in 1825?
  15. What happened at Fort Clark in 1837?
  16. In 1845, the Mandan and Hidatsa people started a new village together farther north along what river?
  17. Why did the Mandan and Hidatsa name their new village Like-A-Fishhook?
  18. In 1862, what other tribe moved into Like-A-Fishhook village?
  19. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes became known as the what?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes all moved into the same village. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of this arrangement?