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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

This site in Stanton was once home to several villages of Hidatsa and Mandan, with a total population of 3,000 to 5,000 people. These villages are where Lewis & Clark obtained the services of Sakakawea and her husband, Charbonneau. Visible remains of earthlodge dwellings, cache pits, fortification ditches and travois trails are in an extraordinarily fine state of preservation. A visitor center with museum exhibits, a short film and a furnished earthlodge provide interpretation on the site, and you can enjoy 14 miles of self-guided history and nature trails. During winter months, 10 miles of trails are groomed for cross-country skiing.
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

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564 County Road 37
Stanton, ND 58571

(701) 745-3300
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