Home > School and Learning > By Subject > Social Studies > Cultures > Native American Tribes of the Great Plains

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Native American Tribes of the Great Plains

2 of 11
hidatsavillage

Hidatsa


The Hidatsa lived in the northern Great Plains and established several agricultural villages on the upper Missouri River in North Dakota. They had a complex social organization and elaborate ceremonies, including the sun dance ritual. Hidatsa villages, with circular earth lodges, were enclosed by a log wall for protection against intruders.

Featured Fact: The Hidatsa regularly engaged in battle; it was a way for young men to establish themselves as tribe leaders.

Photo source: Library of Congress

Next: Blackfoot

Infoplease

Provided by Infoplease—an authoritative, comprehensive reference website that offers an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs. Visit Infoplease.com to find more resources endorsed by teachers and librarians.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree Game
Looking for a great Christmas game to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree game for loads of family fun!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!