Knife River Indian Village

The Knife River Indian Village is where Lewis and Clark obtained the services of Sakakawea. The site was once home to several villages of Hidatsa and Mandan Indians, with a population of 3,000 - 5,000 people.  Take the 1 ½ mile self-guided walking tour to see extraordinary remains of earth lodge dwellings, cache pits, fortification ditches and travois trails.    Also available is a museum which exhibits Indian artifacts and crafts, an orientation film and a full-sized fully staged earth lodge.