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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

564 County Road 37

Earthlodge people hunted bison and other game, but were in essence farmers living in villages along the Missouri and its tributaries. The site was a major Native American trade center for hundreds of years prior to becoming an important market place for fur traders after 1750.


Christy LY

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Neat visitor center to learn about the origional people, a functional group house lodge with replica artifacts inside, the walk along the river loop to see where villages once were, seeing where Sacajawea spent time as a preteen, excellent visitor center movie.

Edgar Foster

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Really a neat place to visit and the displays and artifacts are fantastic. The rangers were wonderful to talk with and so informative.

Joe Junion

Monday, July 30, 2018
Best part is it's free. Small place but interesting history, worth a stop if you are in the area.

Craig Lanham

Sunday, June 24, 2018
A place of historical significance. Super great staff.

michelle mingus

Friday, June 8, 2018
History is beautiful with the Eagle Woman (Sakakawea) story told where she is really from. North Dakota

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