Father, Small Ankle, mother, Want-to-be-a-woman; stepmothers, Red Blossom and Strikes-many-women
Recording Hidatsa gardening, agriculture, and culture
Buffalo Bird Woman (ca. 1839-1932) was a traditional MandanHidatsa woman who lived on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Her Hidatsa name was Maxidiwiac. She was known for maintaining the traditional Hidatsa skills of "gardening, the preparation of food, weaving and many others." She passed on the traditional ways of her culture and oral tradition through interviews with Gilbert Wilson, in which she described her own experience and the lives and work of Hidatsa women.