If "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio's early 19th century story of surviving a grizzly bear attack on the Western frontier, caught your eye, then you might want to head to North Dakota this summer to see part of the landscape that his character, Hugh Glass, crossed in his search for retribution.
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Living in the Rocky Mountains is a great asset when it comes to visiting national parks, for there are so many in just about any direction you head. The past year took me north and south through the region to a diverse collection parks, and I also ventured to Virginia to explore the National Park System.
Part of the fun of the National Park System is exploring the various units to see what they have to offer. Here's a look at parks the Traveler "explored" in 2012.
This colorful object was made by Native American tribes and used both as a suitcase of sorts or to store clothing or food.
Thanks to the arrival of wireless technology, an early 19th century setting on the plains of North Dakota can be transmitted to 21st century classrooms across the country.
Overlooking the Knife River not far from its confluence with the Missouri, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site today preserves vestiges of what 200 years ago was the heart of Northern Plains tribal trade.
Opportunity To Learn Native American Stories About Stars Above Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Summer is a great time to star-gaze, thanks to the normally comfortable night-time temperatures. If you find yourself near Stanton, North Dakota, this week, stop by the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and you can gain some insights into how Native Americans interpreted what they saw overhead.
31st Annual Cultural Fest Coming To Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Late This Month
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will host the 31st annual Culture Fest on July 28-29 with a strong list of presenters after traditional skills such as flint knapping and beadwork.
Learn About Fur Trading Days During Book Signing At Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
You can learn about the fur trading days of the 19th century, and pick the brains of some experts on the period, during an upcoming book signing at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in North Dakota.