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Arikara Indian Clans, Bands and Gens

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Foxes. An Arikara band. Culbertson in Smithson. Rep. 1850, 143, 1851.

Hachepiriinu (young dogs) A former Arikara band under chief Chinanitu, The Brother.

Hia (‘band of Cree’) .A former Arikara band under chief Cherenakuta, or Yellow Wolf.

Hosukhaunu (foolish dogs). Given as an Arikara band under chief Sithauche about 1855, but properly a dance society.

Hosukhaunukarerihu (little foolish dogs ). Given as an Arikara band under chief Tigaranish about 1855, but properly a dance society.

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