• 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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    The earth lodge is temporarily closed for repairs.

Fire Management

Fire has historically influenced the landscape at Knife River Indian Villages NHS. The existing FMP has been in place since 1997. A new FMP has been drafted to adopt new terminology and documentation guidelines required by a 2002 revision of the NPS’s Fire Management Policy. The plan is a detailed program for use and control of fire within Knife River Indian Villages NHS and provides specific guidance and procedures for accomplishing Park fire management objectives. Human safety, protection of facilities and the use of fire to manage and restore the ecosystem are priorities.

Did You Know?

Bow and Quiver

That Plains Indian boys were expected to learn to ride horse as early as four to five years of age and were given a bow and arrow as soon as they were able to walk?