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Arzberger Site

Pierre, South Dakota
County of Hughes.
National Register Number: 66000715
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Threatened in
2008.
Congressional District: SD-at-Large Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
The northernmost outpost of the Central Plains tradition (c. 1500 AD), this is the site of an extraordinarily large fortified village atop a low mesa overlooking the Missouri River. The site covers some 70n acres with 24 bastions. Forty-four circular house rings have been noted. The village likely represents the Arikara Indians at the time they were differentiating from the Pawnee.

Condition:
Bank erosion is threatening the site.

No other changes since the last report.


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