Arikara warrior. Arikara are a tribe of Native Americans in North Dakota. The Arikara lived as a semi-nomadic people on the Great Plains. During the sedentary seasons, they lived primarily in villages of earth lodges. While traveling or during the seasonal bison hunts, they erected portable tipis as temporary shelter. They were primarily an agricultural society, whose women cultivated varieties of corn. Voyage dans l'intÃ©rieur de l'AmÃ©rique du Nord, exÃ©cutÃ© pendant les annÃ©es 1832-34. Karl Bodmer (February 11, 1809 - October 30, 1893) was a Swiss printmaker, lithographer, painter, illustrator and hunter. He accompanied the German explorer Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied on his Missouri River expedition. Bodmer was hired as an artist to record images of cities, rivers, towns and peoples they saw along the way, including the many tribes of Native Americans along the Missouri River and in that region.