The Knife River region has been home to people for perhaps 11,000 years. Though very few objects remain for to interpret the cultures of the people who lived here, early written records and large quantities of cultural material document how the Hidatsa lived in earth lodge villages overlooking the Knife and Missouri Rivers for 500 years. They developed a prosperous way of life in harmony with nature and the cycle of the seasons.
Photo taken by Kathy Weiser-Alexander at the Knife River Indian Village
, North Dakota