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Bloom Site

Bloom, South Dakota
County of Hanson.
National Register Number: 66000714
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: SD-At Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
A well-preserved example of a prehistoric fortified Over Focus Indian site (c. 1000), the ancestors of the Mandan Indians may have lived here. About 25 depressions mark the locations of rectangular houses. Prior to their destruction by cultivation, some 50 burial mounds, ranging up to 200 feet in diameter and from 3 to 10 feet high, also marked the site.

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