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Turtle Island Storyteller Calvin Grinnell

Three Tribes in My Blood

Calvin Grinnell

Calvin Grinnell – Hidatsa-Mandan-Arikara

I’m Calvin Grinnell, a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. I’m a member of all three tribes. I’ve all three tribes in my blood, as well as a little French, of course. My Indian name is Running Elk. I’m a descendant of the Hidatsa chief, Four Bears, who signed the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 delineating the boundaries of our homelands.