Original Tribes of Missouri Chickasaw. Illini. Ioway. Otoe-Missouria. Osage. Quapaw. Sac & Fox. Shawnee.
Historically, the tribe lived in bands near the mouth of the Grand River at its confluence with the Missouri River; the mouth of the Missouri at its confluence with the Mississippi River, and in present-day Saline County, Missouri. Since Indian removal, today they live primarily in Oklahoma.
The word ” Missouri ” often has been construed to mean “muddy water” but the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology has stated it means “town of the large canoes,” and authorities have said the Indian syllables from which the word comes mean “wooden canoe people” or “he of the big canoe.”
At the time of Lewis and Clark, the Osage were the most powerful tribe in the lower Midwest. They moved from their original home along the Ohio River to western Missouri before the beginning of the French Mississippi and Missouri River fur trade in the 18th century.
There are no reservations in Missouri; in Kansas, the Kickapoo and Pottawatomie tribes have federally recognized reservations.
The Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology states that Missouri means town of the large canoes. Other authorities say the original native American syllables (from which the word came) mean wooden canoe people, he of the big canoe, or river of the big canoes.
(TETON) The Teton Sioux were the most powerful tribe on the middle Missouri. They controlled traffic on that stretch of the river, and had stopped traders before.
They are known to us today as the Wendat (also known as Huron,) Neutral-Wenro, Erie, Laurentian (or St. Lawrence Iroquoian,) Susquehannock, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora, Nottaway, and Cherokee.
What food did the Missouria tribe eat? The mainstay of Missouria food was buffalo meat, that was acquired on their summer hunting trips. The meats also included deer (venison), elk, bear and wild turkey.
Louis. The land south of the thirty-third parallel, then-known as the Territory of Orleans, became the state of Louisiana in 1812, and the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory. That year, the territory was raised in status and its inhabitants were granted legislative rights for the first time.
– – It may be fashionable to play Indian now, but it was also trendy 125 years ago when people paid $5 apiece for falsified documents declaring them Native on the Dawes Rolls. These so-called five- dollar Indians paid government agents under the table in order to reap the benefits that came with having Indian blood.
THE STATE NAME: The name, Missouri, means “canoe haver.”
The Mandan population was 3,600 in the early 18th century. It is estimated to have been 10,000-15,000 before European encounter. Decimated by a widespread smallpox epidemic in 1781, the people had to abandon several villages, and remnants of the Hidatsa also gathered with them in a reduced number of villages.
There is no tribe of Indians that is predominantly blue – eyed. In fact, blue eyes, like blond hair, is genetically recessive, so if a full-blood Indian and a blue – eyed Caucasian person had a baby, it would be genetically impossible for that baby to have blue eyes.
The Mandan tribe. The first known account of the Mandan is that of the French trader, Sieur de la La Verendrye, in the fall of 1738. McKenzie visited the Mandan in 1772. Written accounts came from Lewis and Clark who arrived among the Mandan in the fall of 1804.