Native Americans occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages with 210 depressions at the site.
The Algonquin word "pau wau" was the Native American word some of the first Europeans associated with dancing. Although pau wau meant "he dreams" to the Algonquins, the term was eventually accepted by the Europeans to refer to dancing, later being spelled "powwow."
There is no better way to enjoy North Dakota then to take your family or friends on a kayak trip down the Missouri River. There are many boat landings along the Missouri River allowing a person the opportunity to take several different trips.
Summer is winding down but September is full of adventure in North Dakota. Raise a glass (or beer stein) to the waning days of warmth at Oktoberfest. Soak in the sounds, colors and dance movements of a powwow. Bask in the glow of a star-filled sky during an astronomy festival. Or don your school colors and show hometown spirit at one of many homecoming events. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.