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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Archeological District


  • Address: 564 County Road 37
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

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. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
John James Audubon Significant name
Catlin,George Significant name
1804/10/00 Sacagawea Guide Westbound Lewis and Clark expedition makes its way up the Missouri River and reaches the five earthlodge villages of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes. Lewis and Clark Expedition
1804/10/00 Meriwether Lewis Explorer Westbound Lewis and Clark expedition makes its way up the Missouri River and reaches the five earthlodge villages of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes. Lewis and Clark Expedition
1804/10/00 William Clark Explorer Westbound Lewis and Clark expedition makes its way up the Missouri River and reaches the five earthlodge villages of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes. Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Particulars for Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Archeological District:
Cultural Affiliation Crow
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Cultural Affiliation Hidatsa
Area of Significance Historic - aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation Mandan
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Prehistoric
Owner Private
Historic Use Village site



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th October 1974

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Archeological District
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 74002220
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private, Federal
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 550
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 44
Non-Contributing Sites: 10
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Site
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Prehistoric, Historic - aboriginal, Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Hidatsa, Mandan, Crow
Period of Significance: 1900-1750 AD, 1749-1500 AD, 1000-2999 BC, 1499-1000 AD, 1000 AD-999 BC, 3000-4999 BC
Associated People: Audubon,John J.; Catlin,George
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Village site
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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