Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Knife River is made up of three large villages and is the site of the friendly relationship formed between the Indians and Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, which arrived here in 1804 on their way to the Pacific Ocean. On the site, which is home to a diverse array of plants and animals, is a reconstructed earthlodge as well as authentic Indian artwork and crafts. The last weekend of July is host to the annual Northern Plains Indian Culture Fest.