Videos

There are many informative videos about different aspects of Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Check them out below or on our Youtube channel!

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Movie at the Visitor Center

The 15 minute film shown in the theater at Knife River Indian Villages and the woman's work song which is sung at the end of the film.
 
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Duration:
14 minutes, 34 seconds

This is the film shown in the Visitor Center theater at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. This moving account describes the life of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes, as told by Buffalo-Bird Woman, one of the last Hidatsas born in the Knife River villages. Her story was recorded in the anthropological notes of Gilbert Wilson while he lived with the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara in the early 1900s. Audio Description and Closed Captions available.

 
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Duration:
1 minute, 4 seconds

"Woman's Work Song" performed by Nellie Hall. A song sung to plants by the tribes while working in the fields.

 

The Earthlodge

A ranger-guided tour of the earthlodge and speedpainted illustrations of how the Hidatsa built an earthlodge.
 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 17 seconds

Providing a tour of the Earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages NHS! Take a look inside and learn about the Hidatsa styled Earthlodge of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation. Audio Description and Closed Captions available.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 23 seconds

Speedpainted drawings and photographs illustrate how tribes would have put their earthlodge homes together.

 

People and Places

Learn what there is to see at Knife River Indian Villages NHS and listen to Keith Bear talk about the people that used to live there.
 
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Duration:
1 minute, 11 seconds

There are a lot of amazing experiences waiting for you at the park, and here are just a few!

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 23 seconds

This video provides a brief introduction to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 5 seconds

Mandan/Hidatsa flute player and storyteller Keith Bear uses music and story to bring to life the culture of the Upper Missouri.

 

Prairie Plants, Gardens, & Restoration

The videos below cover native prairie plants found in the park, native gardens, and the ongoing process of restoring native prairie with controlled burns.
 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 29 seconds

The Prairie Turnip, also known as Indian Bread Root, was a plant grown by the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes that lived near Knife River Indian Villages. Take a look inside and learn how to grow your own! Audio Description and Closed Captions available.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 11 seconds

From gardening hoes made with bison scapula to the "Three Sisters" crops, check out how the tribes cultivated their gardens!

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 38 seconds

Learn about the ongoing process of Native Prairie Restoration at the park.

 
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    Last updated: August 23, 2020

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