• 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

Knife River Indian Villages NHS to Host Book Signing

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Date: July 9, 2012
Contact: Dorothy Cook, 701-745-3300

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors
Image credit: University of Oklahoma Press

Stanton, ND: Join us as we host noted anthropologist and fur trade scholar W. Raymond Wood, anthropologist Randy H. Williams, and archeologist William J. Hunt, Jr. for an afternoon book signing of their co-authored work Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri.  The book signing will take place on July 21, 2012, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm CDT.

W. Raymond Wood is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Missouri- Columbia. He has published extensively on Lewis and Clark and their predecessors, the explorations of Prince Maximillian, the early cartography of the Missouri River, and the Native Americans that lived along the Missouri, especially the Mandans and Hidatsas. Randy H. Williams received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Missouri- Columbia where he researched the fur trade on the Northern Plains. William J. Hunt, Jr. recently retired as an archeologist with the National Park Service.

Operating between 1830 and 1860, Fort Clark was a thriving fur trade post located on the Missouri River in present-day western North Dakota. Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri weaves a tale of cultural conflict and cooperation as it chronicles the early history of the Mandan and Arikara Indians, the establishment and eventual demise of Fort Clark, and twentieth century archeological investigations. The book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the fur trade, Northern Plains Tribes, or the history of North Dakota.

Bring your own copy of the book or purchase one at the visitor center book store. The authors will be available in the visitor center from 1:00 to 3:00 pm CDT on July 21, 2012.

Knife River Indian Villages NHS is located 1/2 mile north of Stanton at 564 County Road 37. For more information, please call the park at 701-745-3300.

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