Hidatsa in United States

The Hidatsa have only been reported in United States
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hidatsas were a confederation of nomadic tribes living in North Dakota and Minnesota. They are loosely related to the better known Sioux tribe, and their language is related to that of the Crow people.

The Hidatsa were central to a trade network in their region. There was an epidemic in 1792 that brought this tribe from being at peace with other tribes to being at war. They suffered a smallpox epidemic in 1837–1838 which reduced their population dramatically. They had early contact with Whites. The Lewis and Clark Expedition came through their region in the early 1800s.

The Hidatsa were matrilineal, meaning the line of descent came through the mother’s line. They were closely associated with the Mandan tribe; there was much intermarriage between them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hidatsa people are so small in number that we know very little about their lives in the 21st century. Most likely they have blended in with other Native American communities or they live like other Americans. They have their own language, Hidatsa, but most speak English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Christian today. Some reject Christianity since it came from those who took their land. Like many who were pressured into becoming Christian, the Chumash reject Christian institutions. They often don’t give the loving savior a chance because of historical injustices coming from “Christians.”


What Are Their Needs?

The Hidatsa people need a spirituality that centers on Jesus Christ without the trappings of European culture. Christian believers from their people can write worship songs that involve culturally relevant ways to worship.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up some to produce culturally appropriate worship music for the Hidatsa people.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Hidatsa people both spiritually and economically.

Pray for Hidatsa disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Hidatsa in United States.


References

https://www.nps.gov/knri/learn/historyculture/hidatsa.htm#:~:text=Today%2C%20the%20Hidatsa%20are%20part,United%20States%20and%20the%20world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidatsa

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hidatsa

https://www.nps.gov/articles/history-of-hidatsa-pre-1845.htm

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-hidatsa/

http://www.bigorrin.org/hidatsa_kids.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hidatsa
People Name in Country Hidatsa
Alternate Names
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12090
ROP3 Code 103763
ROP25 Code 303028
ROP25 Name Hidatsa
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North Dakota: Fort Berthold Reservation.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North Dakota: Fort Berthold Reservation..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hidatsa (500 speakers)
Language Code hid   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hidatsa (500 speakers)
Language Code hid   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hidatsa

Primary Language:  Hidatsa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1895-1911)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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