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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 2
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Locating the Site

Map 1: North Dakota.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.
(Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site)

The Knife River is a tributary of the Missouri River, a water route early Euro-Americans hoped could lead them to the Pacific Ocean. The Missouri also provided a transportation system for both Indian and Euro-American trappers and traders.

Questions for Map 1

1. Locate the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site on Map 1. How would you describe its location?

2. What might have been some advantages to this location?

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