Basawunena Tribe

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Basawunena Indians (Bä′sawuně′na, ‘wood-lodge men’). Formerly a distinct though cognate tribe that made war on the Arapaho, but with whom they have been incorporated for 150 years. About 100 are still recognized in the northern and a few in the southern group

For Further Study

The following articles and manuscripts will shed additional light on the Basawunena as both an ethnological study, and as a people.

  1. Mooney in 14th Rep. B. A. E., 955, 1896.

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 13 December 2014. - Last updated on Oct 21st, 2011


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