The Mandans of America???? I am from Mandan ND where the Mandan tribe is from and the decendents are as stereotypical Native American/Indian in appearence as you would think possible. I understand that there was alot of inter-marriage among the three affiliated tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) but not enough to make them "white".
Wasn't it contained in a report of the Lewis & Clark expedition that some members of the expedition communicated with the Mandans in Welsh? Also, I've read much speculation that the Mandans may be the remnants of the Prince Madoc (Welsh) group that came to the US in 1170AD...Lately I've read 540AD.
What's you take on this?
Sorry to hear that Doc...Bismarck, Demons Rule!