• Musician Gwen Sebastian is from New Salem, North Dakota
  • Custer House
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Captains Lewis & Clark met Sakakawea during the expedition's 1804 journey through the territory that would become North Dakota.
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Chief Sitting Bull
  • Heritage Center
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn
  • General George Armstrong Custer marched into infamy at the Battle of Little Big Horn. The encampment of the 7th Cavalry was Fort Abraham Lincoln, south of Mandan

Local Legends

Numerous legendary characters shaped North Dakota's past. Did you know President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying "I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota?" And that Sitting Bull was a skilled musician and artist? Discover the story behind these and other North Dakota legends here. Click here for more on North Dakota's local legends.

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