Native American Culture

  • Fort Lincoln Cannon
  • Fort Buford
  • Custer House
  • Fort Union
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • International Welcome

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. Click here for more Native American experiences in North Dakota or go here to learn more about North Dakota tribes and traditions.

Trip Ideas & Travel Information
Experience the serene to the extreme in your own North Dakota adventure
Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
Visit legendary places to learn North Dakota history the fun way
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
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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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
417 Cavalry Circle PO Box 224, Fort Totten, ND 58335
The Fort Totten State Historic Site got its start in 1867 when soldiers built a log structure...
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...
Events
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...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
153 Museum Trail, Dunn Center, ND 58626
150 Years Later: Commemorating the Killdeer Mountain Conflict - A Turning Point in Dakota History...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 08, 2014 - Aug 09, 2014
425 Fourth St., Medora, ND 58645
On August 8-9, 2014, Medora will be hosting a remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Sully...
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 10, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...