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Knife River Indian Villages

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Things To Do & See
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Knife River Indian Villages
Historic Medora
Lewis And Clark Trail
Ranch Vacations
International Peace Garden
Fossil Sites & Activities
Grasslands
Camping
Winter Activities
Golfing
Zoos
Native American Culture & History

A visit to Knife River Indian Villages not only enriches oneís understanding of the lives and of the Northern Plains Indians, it allows patrons to appreciate the beauty and magic of the societyís way of life. Walking through historic earth lodges, sharing the memories of the culturesí traditions and viewing the art, ceremonial attire and equipment bring to life the Hidatsa Indianís past.

Established in 1974, archaeologists suggest the 1,758 acre site might have been inhabited for a span of eight thousand years. Located adjacent to Knife River, the villages cultivated a trading network and rich crops of sunflowers, corn and beans. They traded these agricultural goods through their extensive network as well as their Knife River Flint, a commodity praised for its ability to make stone tools.

Directions

Visitor Center is one-half mile north of Stanton, ND on County Road 37.

Facilities

foyer with a fire ring and smoke hole in the center, furnished Hidatsa earthlodge, museum, 15 minute orientation film, bookstore, interpretive displays.

Nearby Attractions
  • National Park Service Areas
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
Knife River Indian Villages
564 County Road 37
Stanton, ND 58571
Phone 701-745-3300
Website: http://www.nps.gov/knri/overview.htm

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