• Aerial photograph of Big Hidatsa National Historic Landmark, located within Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

    Knife River Indian Villages

    National Historic Site North Dakota

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Just because you can't visit Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Doesn't mean your students can't experience it! Knife River Indian Villages NHS offers distance learning via the Internet.

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  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    A Hidatsa Earthlodge

    A Hidatsa Earthlodge

    Park Rangers describe the home of the Tribes of the Northern Great Plains from inside of a lifesize replica earthlodge. They also describe the roles and responsibilities of people within the community, trade relations and the effects of trade on technology used by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara during the 1800s.

Did You Know?

Bison

There are seventeen archeological sites within the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site that predate the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians?