Visit Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Join scholar, Erik Holland as he introduces you to the Hidatsa and Mandan people who traded at Fort Clark and lived in the Knife River Indian Villages and at Mih-tutta-hang-kush. This excursion will help familiarize you with the places George Catlin and Karl Bodmer interacted with and painted the Mandan and Hidatsa. Spend time walking and talking in the sites, appreciating the activity that was daily life in the villages and environs nearly 200 years ago. Listen to some daily reporting, written in the 1830s, to make these well-preserved archaeological sites come to life. Much as the Hidatsa and Mandan were prepared for weather on the Northern Plains, the weather on this tour could be hot, cold, or windy, and will include considerable walking, so be prepared. Water and boxed lunch will be provided.