Sunday July 6, camping near Bismarck, ND we decide to take a day trip to the Knife River Indian Village, a National Historic Site.
Entrance to the museum
It turns out to be a little farther than we thought, but still the tranquility of this site & interesting artifacts are worth the effort.
The mound houses lasted about 10 years, & although considered to be the property of the wife, the entire family lived in these houses, including the horses! Winters are brutal here, & if you wanted your livestock to survive the winter, they came in. Somehow I doubt if our modern day air fresheners would have done the job!
We think you’ll agree, however, the homes were truly well thought out & provided insulation from the elements.
View of the interior
The Knife River