Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Knife River Indian Village - July 6, 2008

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.

A reconstructed mound house

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!

A seat of honor inside the house

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

1 comment:

juliegallant said...

keep loving the pictures. You changed the big pic. on top of P.E. and I can't really read the white lettering. Maybe change the letters to black or enlarge them.
Hope everything is great! We had a little (and I mean little) bit of rain this morning. see ya.