Native American Culture

  • New Town
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • Fort Buford
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Fort Union
  • Albino buffalo at Jamestown
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Native American Powwow Dancer
  • Powwow
  • 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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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
312 Harmon Avenue, Stanton, ND 58571
Come enjoy Stanton's only hotel, the Coal Country Inn! Our hotel featuring 91 guest rooms combine...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
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...
Events
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...
Southeast
Southeast
Jul 17, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
5180 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Live racing returns once again to the North Dakota Horse Park fin 2014. Our dates: July 19, 20,...
Southeast
Southeast
Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
5180 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
The North Dakota Horse Park is excited to welcome the Indian Horse Relay to Fargo & North Dakota...
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...