Offered by: Knife River Indian Villages National Monument
Earthlodge people hunted bison and other game, but were in essence farmers living in villages along the Missouri and its tributaries. The site was a major Native American trade center for hundreds of years prior to becoming an important market place for fur traders after 1750. Just because you can't visit Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site doesn't mean you can't experience it! Knife River Indian Villages NHS offers distance-learning programs via the Internet.