Four Bears

Depiction of life inside a traditional Mandan earthlodge

We have come a great distance to see yo and hear you, and like our friends the Arikara and the Gros Ventre, I throw my family too, away, to come and listen, and I am glad and my people are full of your words. We will talk them over again in council.

A young but powerful war chief chosen by the Hidatsa to accompany Jean Pierre deSmet to the Treaty Council at Horse Creek, in the Nebraska Territory, in September, 1851. Click here for more on Four Bears