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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." Powwows were originally held in... Read More
The Native American Experience Native American tribes in North Dakota have their own distinct and different origins, histories and languages. Plains tribes are united by core beliefs and values that emanate from respect for the earth and an understanding of humankind's relationship with nature. The... Read More
Former President Theodore Roosevelt was big on conservation, and 100 years ago his efforts to preserve some of the nation's natural beauty for all time led to the formation of the National Park Service. See what Roosevelt made all of the fuss about by visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The... Read More
There is nothing quite like motorcycling in North Dakota. Few things are as exhilarating as hopping onto a big two-wheeler, rolling the throttle and rumbling out onto the prairie. Or exploring that trail through the woods and across the river on an adventure ride, just you and your motorcycle. The... Read More
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, made its way through North Dakota twice between 1804 and 1806. It became an adventure that helped shape the country, as the journey through the Louisiana Purchase from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back opened the door for... Read More
Uncover the details of Lewis and Clark's great journey and then test your knowledge with the Lewis and Clark trivia quiz below. How long was the expedition in North Dakota? The expedition spent 214 days in North Dakota on two separate visits. The group spent 146 days on its outbound trip in October... Read More
These legendary characters organized and led the Corps of Discovery on the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition. Meriwether Lewis The Lewis and Jefferson families were long-time neighbors and family friends. Meriwether Lewis served as Thomas Jefferson’s personal aide prior to the expedition. ... Read More
Saddle up for an overnight western adventure on horseback. North Dakota offers plenty of places to set up camp with your horse. Sully Creek State Park Those wishing to bring their own horses into the Badlands frequently use Sully Creek, with its horse corrals and primitive camping facilities as... Read More
You're never too old to play cowboy. North Dakota has a number of exceptional areas to see from the saddle. Hit the trail on your own horse, or enjoy a short ride at the Medora Riding Stables or ride as part of a ranch vacation at Black Leg Ranch. North Dakota Horseback Riding Areas Theodore... Read More
Looking for a quick jaunt with the dog? Or a longer adventure through the spring air? Either way, North Dakota has a hike for you, complete with stunning views and breathtaking landscapes. Many of these areas have trails good for all-season hiking. Check out these top spots for day... Read More
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