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401 Main Street
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-4758
Along the still free-flowing Missouri River in central North Dakota is the traditional homeland of the Mandan (Nu'eta)and Hidatsa Indians, and the northernmost extent of ancient agriculture on the Northern Plains. Encompassing historic sites, reconstructions and museums like Lewis and Clark's Fort Mandan, George Custer's Fort Abraham Lincoln, On-a-Slant Mandan Indian Village and the North Dakota Heritage Center on the state Capitol grounds. The heritage area is anchored by the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site on the north and the Huff Indian Villages State Historic Site and National Landmark on the south. Within this region, legends of American history interacted against a backdrop of international relations ranging from peaceful coexistence and commerce to armed conflict.