Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Mandan

The Mandam are a Native American people residing in North Dakota, and they are enrolled in the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Mandan originally lived along the banks of the Missouri River in present day North and South Dakota.

Speakers of Mandan, a Siouan language, the tribe developed a settled culture in contrast to that of more nomadic tribes in the Great Plains region. They established permanent villages, and while the bison was key to the daily life of the Mandan it was supplemented by agriculture and trade.

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