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.
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is
Fly into Bismarck or Minot, ND. Hazen, ND (15 miles from site) has an airport for small planes.
One-half mile north of Stanton, ND on County Road 37. One hour northwest of Bismarck, ND and one and a half hours southwest of Minot, ND.
Charter and tour bus parking available at Visitor Center parking lot.