Third Sunday Archeology Program – Village Life on the Upper Missouri: The Archeology and History of the Hidatsa
Archeologist Jay Sturdevant presents an overview of the history and archeology of the villages contained within what is today known as Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in North Dakota. The Hidatsa have lived on the Upper Missouri for millennia. Their lifestyle allowed them to thrive and grow into a densely settled community that was one of the largest in the Americas at the end of the 18th century. Typically known as one of the villages visited by the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition, the people that lived in these communities left a lasting legacy of cultural traditions that continue to this day.
The program is funded in part by the David B. Jones Foundation, Augustana University’s Mellon Fund Committee, Augustana University’s Archeology Laboratory and the Sioux Falls Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Dakota.
The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question/answer session. Refreshments will be served.