How Tribes Got Their Names: A Montana Example - West of the Divide Tribes

Signs for and actual names of western Montana tribes and an exercise in interpreting signs.

How Tribes Got Their Names: A Montana Example discusses the various means Native American tribes got their generally used names. The names used historically and currently are almost never the names they call themselves and come from other tribes or from early European contact.

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Producer

Sally Thompson (Producer/Director), Ken Furrow (Videographer), Danika Sandoz (Editor), Rob Collier (Sign Language)

Source

“How the Tribes Got Their Names: A Montana Example” Regional Learning Project, The University of Minnesota, Center for Continuing Education 2010

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