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.


History & Culture

Two children re enacting village life

Beaded Gloves

Robinson Collection

Beaded Gloves in the Robinson Collection

Kids Camp

Kid's Camp

Canoes during kids camp



Porcupine, linked to the parks nature informaiton



Earthlodge school program

Last updated: December 23, 2017

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