Explore the lives of the Northern Plains Indians on the Upper Missouri
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.
Photo Gallery of the Robinson Collection
Explore the photo gallery to view Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara beadwork and quillwork from the historic Robinson collection.Read More
Come to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site this July for some summer fun.Read More
Native Prairie Restoration
Learn how to transform former farm fields and pasture into native prairie in our latest video.Read More
Did You Know?
Almost every part of the bison had a practical application in everyday Hidatsa life, including the “buffalo chips” which could be used for fuel or baby powder.