Native American Culture

  • Doug and Sandy Paulus
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Custer House
  • Attend a powwow
  • Standing Rock State Historic Site
  • Earthlodge Village
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • North Dakota 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.

Discover More On Native American Culture

Trip Ideas & Travel Information

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl with these North Dakota museums and western attractions.

Fill your itinerary with more than two dozen things to see and do in a tour of North Dakota. Activities are as diverse as the regions in which they are found.

Dancers and colorful costumes add to the tradition's beauty.
Many tribes, histories and languages have influenced today's North Dakota.
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.
Showing 11 - 18 of 18
Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
502 Fourth St NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301
The Lake Region Heritage Center, Inc. is located in the old post office in downtown Devils Lake....
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
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...
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...
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...
Southwest
Southwest
7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806, Mandan, ND
The On-A-Slant Indian Village is a 400-year-old Mandan Indian Village, which thrived for 200...
Southwest
Southwest
12 First Ave. NE, Bowman, ND 58623
Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
Southwest
Southwest
401 West Main St., Mandan, ND 58554
Housed in the restored Mandan Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and featuring authentic American...
Southwest
Southwest
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND 58104
Enjoy the finest Native American dancers, singers and vendors in Fargo-Moorhead at the 1st Annual...
Northwest
Northwest
Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
Reenactors at the fort.
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
Maple Sugar Ranch, Rolette, ND 58366
The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest is an outdoor festival held annually the second weekend of July...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
Fifth Annual KeplinFest features the Metis/Miticif traditional music/dance festival. It is two...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
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
Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Bring the family to the Frontier Village for Pioneer Days....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...