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1915 Excerpt: ...themselves into two villages, and joined those of
their countrymen who had gone before them. In their new residence
they were still insecure, and at length the three villages ascended
the Missouri to their present position. The two who had emigrated
together settled in the two villages on the northwest side of the
Missouri, while the single village took a position on the southeast
side. In this situation they were found by those who visited them
in 1796, since which the two villages have united into one. They
are now in two villages, one on the southeast of the Missouri, the
other on the opposite side, and at the distance of three miles
across. The first, in an open plain, contains about forty or fifty
lodges, built in the same way as those of the Ricaras; the second,
the same number; and both may raise about three hundred and fifty
men. "On the same side of the river, and at the distance of four
miles from the lower Mandan village, is another, called Mahaha. It
is situated on a high plain, at tne mouth of Knife River, and is
the residence of the Ahnahaways. This nation, whose name indicates
that they were "people whose village is on a hill," formerly
resided on the Missouri, about thirty miles below where they now
live. The Assiniboins and Sioux forced them to a spot five miles
higher, where the greatest part of them were put to death, and the
rest emigrated to their present situation, in order to obtain an
asylum near the Minnetarees. They are called by the French, Soulier
Noir, or Black Shoe Indians; by the Mandans, Wattasoons; and their
whole force is about fifty men. "On the south side of the same
Knife River, half a mile above the Mahaha, and in the same open
plain with it, is a village of the Minnetarees, surnamed Metaharta,
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