National Park Mystery Spot 32: At the Mouth of a Feeder

Mystery spot 32 is a structure in a national park. Using the clues below, identify the structure and the National Park System unit in which it is located.*

It's bad luck to be stuck by a Bowie or buck.

The one the golden dollar girl slept in probably looked like this one.

If it takes one to raise one, these could have raised three.

Located at the mouth of a feeder of a famously roiled feeder of a river that is not a feeder.

Bonus clue, no extra charge:

Circles linger.

* No Googling! If we catch you cheating, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "The second, although once defined as a 60th of a 60th of a 24th of the period of the earth's rotation, is now officially defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom, provided that the cesium 133 atom is at rest and approaching the theoretical temperature of absolute zero, and that corrections are made for ambient radiation."

We'll reveal the answer and explain the clues tomorrow. In the meantime we'll embargo the answer and let everybody take a crack at this puzzle.


My guess would be the Mystery Spot #32 is the reconstructed earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages NHS in North Dakota. The clues sound like they reference Sacagawea, and I think there were 3 villages preserved at the site. I'm also thinking the rivers referred to are the Knife, Missouri, and Mississippi.

the arches in arches national park?

Congratulations to celbert, who was the first to solve today's mystery spot puzzler. Anybody else?

Sakakawea Village site at Knife River Indian Villages NHS. I'm guessing the actual structure is that big lodge behind the visitor center?
I did go onto to make sure I spelled things right. The spelling for the village still looks a little odd to me...

Sorry, Anon 10:36; the mystery spot is not in Arches National Park. And anyway, the mystery spot would never be anything as nebulous as "the arches" in a park that has more than 2,000 arches. :o)

Adding to my previous comment (I had to google to find the name of the lodge!) The lodge is the Hidatsa Indian Earthlodge

RangerLady has also nailed it. That makes two so far.

The mystery spot is the earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages NHS in North Dakota. Had an interesting long visit there on a beautiful, warm day in late September 2009. Highly recommended stop on the Lewis and Clark Trail.

RoadRanger has figured it out too. That makes three.

I'm going to go with earthlodges at Knife River Indian Villages NHS.

Eric Nelson has nailed it. Nice going, Eric.

And in the meantime, I have no idea whatsoever, other than maybe a wild guess that it involves Knife River???????

Whoa! The Mandan lodges at Knife River? Circles . . . . Tributary rivers . . . . Hmmmm.

Lee Dalton had a dawns-the-light moment and came up with the correct answer. Nice going, Lee.

Well son of a gun!

I usually never win anything. The only thing I ever won before was a 50 pound bag of dog food and we didn't have a dog. (But the neighbor's dog enjoyed it.)

Is it Bent's Fort ?

Sorry, the mystery spot is not Bent's Fort.