Film chronicles Plains Indian tribe

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Explorers Lewis and Clark heard tales of a fierce people to the west when they holed up with the Mandan and Hidatsa during the brutal winter of 1804-05. They must have awaited spring with some trepidation knowing their journey up the Missouri would take them into the heart of Assiniboine Country. President Thomas Jefferson’s ambassadors to the newly acquired lands in the West probably felt fortunate on their passage through what became northeastern Montana that they did not see a single warrior.