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The Big Hidatsa Village can be found on the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Established in 1740, it was occupied until 1850 and it houses 20 up to 30 occupants each. It is the largest among the Hidatsa communities near the Knife River's mouth. Its setup consists of lodges near each other. This enables more communal communication or interaction among its dwellers.

Historically, it is known to be the place wherein the Corps of Discovery of Lewis and Clark met Sacagawea, an influential and Shoshone woman in 1804. Pioneers arrived in this village in the same year to establish a winter camp 2 miles from it. During this arrival, they met Sacagawea and her husband, French Trader Charbonneau, who both joined the expedition. This expedition became a huge part in expanding the size of America by 3 times.

The National Park Service administered its recognition as a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
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