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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
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.

Bank erosion is threatening the site.

No other changes since the last report.

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