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Big Hidatsa Village Site

Stanton, North Dakota
County of Mercer.
National Register Number: 66000600
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: ND-at-large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Occupied from about 1740 to 1850, this is the largest of three Hidatsa communities near the mouth of the Knife River, showing the effects of nearly a century of fur trade interaction with whites. Believed to contain the best-defined earth lodge depressions of any major Native American site in the Great Plains.

There are no threats to the NHL currently.

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