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Accessing Indigenous Culture: Where They Lived TOUR

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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.

Class Details

1 Session(s)

BSC Nat'l Energy Center of Excellence

Erik Holland 



Please read:  The bus will begin loading at 9:00 AM and depart from the north parking lot of the National Energy Center of Excellence at approximately 9:30. We will travel 45 minutes north, taking a pit stop at the Lewis and Clark Center at Washburn. Then we will go on to Fort Clark State Historic Site where we will spend 1½ to 2 hours walking and talking on the site of Mih-tutta-hang-kush and Fort Clark fur trading post. A 15 minute drive will take us to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site just north of Stanton where we will eat lunch, tour the reconstructed earthlodge, a museum, have a shopping opportunity and watch a short orientation film before loading the bus to the Big Hidatsa village where we can walk and talk. Following Big Hidatsa we will return to Bismarck.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/5/2022 - 10/5/2022 Daily - Wed 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Bismarck, BSC Natl Energy Center of Excellence  Map Erik Holland