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Much of the historical and archaeological evidences of the North Plains Indians in North Dakota can be found at the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Established in 1974, this site used to be a major economic and agricultural center during the times of the Plains Indians. Three villages, collectively known as Hidatsa Villages, once occupied the Knife area. These villages were established around 1600.

This park and wildlife reserve is located in North Dakota, where the Missouri River meets the Knife River. Visitors love the scenic vistas of the sprawling plains, riverbanks, bluffs, and forests. This park borders both sides of the Knife River, which creates a natural, forested peninsula.

The site is home to several species of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, coyotes, beavers, prairie pocket gophers, ground squirrels, and skunks. The park is open for academic, scientific and recreational activities (restricted).
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