Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will have a special event on Wednesday, August 17, 2005. The event is called A Fond Farewell and commemorates the 199th anniversary of the date when the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition departed the Knife River Villages and said goodbye to Sakakawea, her son Pomp, and her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. Activities will be held at the picnic shelter next to the Visitor Center.
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Native American Games Children of all ages are invited to try their hand at traditional Native American games including hoop and stick, double ball, shinny and others.
6:00-6:45 p.m.: Hidatsa Perspectives of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Frederick Baker will present various perspectives of the Hidatsa in regards to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
7:00-7:45 p.m.: Women of the Upper Missouri Nellie Boyd will talk about the lives of women from birth to becoming a grandmother.
All programs are free and will be held on Mountain Daylight Time. The visitor center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Visitors to the park may watch a 15-minute orientation film, see the reconstructed, fully furnished earthlodge, see the museum and walk the trails to the village sites. Programs are presented on the hour in the earthlodge from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Come and join us on August 17 at the A Fond Farewell event. For additional information, please contact the park at (701) 745-3300.