The Mandan circular community house was usually about 14 feet in diameter.
The position was superb, and the Mandan was in some sort worthy of it.
The Mandan dance was round “the big canoe,” and a part of their ceremony on the roof of their wigwams.
We make it a little less than sixteen hundred miles to Mandan.
Not until cold December had come did the party reach the chief Mandan village.
Then he had the Indians at Mandan to give him some local maps.
The year of the small-pox scourge was 1837 (not 1828), and it was a Mandan (not a Blackfoot) chief who stole the infected blanket.
Well, it only took them a couple of days from that time to get to the Mandan villages.
The Interior of a Mandan Lodge, showing the manner in which it is constructed of poles, and covered with dirt.
An Arikkara, he had been adopted by the Mandan, among whom he had risen to a chieftainship.