The North Dakota plains are loaded with hundreds of years of history. From the times of Lewis and Clark’s expeditions to way, way before that, there are special sites all over the state that preserve these historic spots. One, in particular, is little known but deserves a spotlight for having one of the most unique and fascinating ruins you’ll have ever seen. Take a look for yourself:

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Click here for more information about the Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, its visiting hours, and events.

There are only artistic depictions showing what these villages looked like when they thrived centuries ago, but thanks to the advent of the camera we can take a glimpse back into some more recent history. Check out some of North Dakota’s history in photographs here.

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