Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Things To Do

Culture Fest

The "Northern Plains Indian Culture Fest" is held annually during the last full weekend in July at Knife River Indian Villages NHS. The park is located one half mile north of Stanton, ND. Concessions available on site for this event. There is no admission or parking fee.

The event will encompass a wide range of activities exemplifying the Northern Plains tribes that frequented the Knife River area from several thousand years ago to the present. Rolling hills and the Knife River serve as the backdrop for this two day event, regularly scheduled programs and demonstrations by skilled artisans will highlight the Northern Plains Indian culture.

Activities will include archeology talks, flint knapping, beadworking, porcupine quill work, brain tanning hides, blacksmith trade items, Northern Plains dances, Indian flute music, Sahnish and Three Affiliated Tribes cultural demonstrations, and childrens activities.


The Theodore Roosevelt Nature & History Association is a non-profit National Park Cooperating Association. It was organized in 1951 by a group of interested park enthusiasts to promote and support the historical, scientific, and educational activities of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This commitment has broadened to offer support to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

Visit the TRNHA web site