Native American Culture

  • New Town
  • Fort Buford
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Fort Union
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Albino buffalo at Jamestown
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Native American Powwow Dancer
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • 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.

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Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
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North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
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Custer Trail Auto Tour follows route through the Badlands toward Montana.
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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
Southwest
Southwest
Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015
Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Fort Clark, ND 58530
This year's Winter Adventure begins at 10:15 am at Fort Clark State Historic Site. Snowshoe...
Northeast
Northeast
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Hyslop Arena, Grand Forks, ND 58203
This amazing event celebrates American Indian culture and heritage through song and dance.
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
3 miles north of Rolette on Rolette Road or 6 miles south of Sky Dancer Casino in Belcourt., Rolette, ND 58366
Join us for three days of celebrations, July 10-12, that will get your heart pumping with jigging...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
250 Main St., Medora, ND 58645
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame commemorates the Day of the Plains Horse People with special...
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...