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International Peace Garden, North Dakota and Canada10939 Highway 281
Dunseith, ND 58329
Phone: (701) 263-4390
Description: Inspired by the vision of Henry J. Moore, the concept of an International Peace Garden at the heart of this continent was nurtured into life at the International Gardeners’ Association Annual meeting in 1929. By 1932 vision had turned into plans that included location and first sketches of a garden that would tell the story of peace between two great countries.
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Montana and North Dakota15550 Highway 1804
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: (701) 572-9083
Description: Between 1828 and 1867, Fort Union was the most important fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Here, the Assiniboine and six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes exchanged buffalo robes and smaller furs for goods from around the world, including cloth, guns, blankets, and beads.
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, North DakotaOne-half mile north of Stanton, ND on County Road 37. One hour northwest of Bismarck, ND and 1 1/2 hours southwest of Minot, ND.
Stanton, ND 58571
Phone: (701) 745-3300
Description: Explore the lives of the Northern Plains Indians on the Upper Missouri
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.
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Northern Plains National Heritage Area, North DakotaNorthern Plains Heritage Foundation
401 West Main Street
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-4758
Description: The goal of the Northern Plains National Heritage Area is to develop long term educational benefits through heritage tourism in cooperation with private and public partners.
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