Mandans Roles During The 1700s And 1800s

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During the 1700s and 1800s in North Dakota,there was a tribe by the name Mandans. They were skilled in combat and hardworking. Their jobs were based on their gender and on their age. Also, they hosted many prominent explorers such as Lewis and Clark. The Mandans lived along the heart of the Missouri River in dome shaped earth lodges throughout their villages(source B). Even though they had earth lodges, they temporarily lived in tepees during the summer for buffalo hunting (source A).They lived in the Great plains so there was plenty of streams for them to fish in. They fished sturgeon,crayfish,mussels and many others. Also, their houses were surrounded by palisades which they used to block out any lethal animals (source B). Besides the point that they had palisades around their homes, they were remarkably …show more content…

For instance, the men were hunters or went to war to prohibit anything lethal to their families. On the other hand, the women were farmers and took care of their children while cooking as well. Moreover, “Only men became Mandan chiefs, but both genders took part in storytelling, artwork and music, and traditional medicine”(source A). Women actually got recognition for arts and sacred ceremonies( source D).Similar to children know they did have dolls and other games. However, the children did get to play, but not as much because they had more chores (source A). Additionally, they also had leaders that contributed with anything that their enemies, Lakota Sioux and the Assiniboine tribes, wanted. Some of the tribe's eminent leaders were Chief Road-Maker, Chief Four Bears, and Big White (source B). Unlike today, Mandans had to travel in bowl-shaped rafts called bull boats. These boats were usually made out of willow rods and buffalo hide. They also used travois, or a drag sled, to carry around their essentials.(source

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