Native American Culture

The tribes of North Dakota contribute greatly to our state, and we welcome you to explore reservations and experience Native American culture. Learn about each tribe’s history, language and traditions by visiting attractions like reconstructed earthlodge villages or attend a powwow and celebrate the culture through song and dance.

Trip Ideas & Travel Information
North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.
The 35-mile-long byway in North Dakota includes stops at Native American sites.
Dancers and colorful costumes add to the tradition's beauty.
Many tribes, histories and languages have influenced today's North Dakota.
Learn about the historic figures who shaped the Dakota Territory into what it is today.
Experience two key North Dakota cultural traditions
The American Indians of North Dakota share an understanding of humankind’s relationship with nature.
From Custer to Roosevelt and Sakakawea to Sitting Bull, many legends shaped North Dakota's past.
Native American, agricultural and ranching roots run deep in North Dakota.
Featured Listings
Southcentral
Southcentral
Northwest Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck, ND
Native American village site has a self-guided tour of the grounds and earthlodge depressions and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
60 Fourth Ave. S (Highway 281), Carrington, ND 58421
The "Big Chief" is a North Dakota landmark, greeting guests to the Chieftain. Featuring 50...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Hwy 281, Belcourt, ND 58316
Three weekends in June, Chippewa Downs will host their annual horse race.  Come and Enjoy the...
Southwest
Southwest
Medora, ND
An auto tour through the Little Missouri National Grasslands takes visitors to sites and areas...
Southwest
Southwest
401 West Main St., Mandan, ND 58554
Housed in the restored Mandan Great Northern Railroad Depot and featuring authentic American...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Design honors 19 tribal chiefs of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian tribes. It is the...
Northeast
Northeast
12882 105th St NE, Walhalla, ND 58282
Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis...
Northeast
Northeast
3501 University Avenue, Grand Forks, ND 58202
The Gorecki Alumni Center, located in the heart of UND's campus, is a modern meeting, conference...
Events
Northwest
Northwest
May 22, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Four Bears Casino & Lodge Event Center, New Town, ND 58763
Traditional dancing with beautiful handmade costumes.  The pow wow is a visual extravaganza...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 04, 2014 - Jul 06, 2014
500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Northwest
Northwest
Jul 17, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
404 Fourth Ave, Mandaree, ND 58757
Traditional dancing with beautiful handmade costumes. The pow wow is a visual extravaganza beyond...
Southeast
Southeast
Jul 19, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014
5180 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Live racing returns to the North Dakota Horse Park the Summer of 2014! Our dates include: July...
Northwest
Northwest
Aug 08, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
202 Frontage Road, New Town, ND 58763
Traditional dancing with beautiful handmade costumes. The pow wow is a visual extravaganza beyond...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 04, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
3315 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...