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On-A-Slant Village

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Mandan
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Definitely a must see - fascinating Native American history, spanning centuries. This village was already abandoned when the Lewis and Clark expedition came through in the early 1800s.

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Fort Qu'Appelle, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our tour guide didnt feel into his job but we still enjoyed being able to look around at the amazing huts worth seeing

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Mandan, North Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lodges are equipped with genuine Native American artifacts. Interpreters will tour you through the site and answer your questions. In the Fall, Native Americans demonstrate ancient skills, and the past, renowned Indian flute player has come to tell stories along with his music in the huge ceremonial lodge. The lodges are reconstructions. Since I grew up in the area, the... More

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Earling, IA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The inperpratve center had many fine dioramas.The guide was well informed. While the village was a recreation, the style and building methods were as close to the original as possible given modern realities.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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62 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had no idea of the kind of people the Mandan Indians were but walked away a lot more educated. The village is quite interesting. Go up to the Infantry Blockhouse to get a different view of it - look down on the village. You can see the indentations of where other homes set.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Natives lived in that location, but they dwelled in earth lodges. I have no idea what that picture is portraying. Let's be clear that Gen. Custer kept them close, so as to keep an eye on them. He and his men also gave them the smallpox. Colonialism happened. Let's be real. I grew up in Mandan, and know the history... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I came here with my hubby on a Saturday, most of the Earth Lodges were closed, but we enjoyed the time we spent looking around the ones that were open.

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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Mr.White did an amazing job on our tour. We are so lucky that he showed up to give us a tour. We all learned so much more than we would have on a self guided tour.

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Flasher, North Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

we enjoyed the beautiful country with all the rarms and ranches. we enjoyed the buffalo ranch. we enjoyed seeing all the wild life from rabbits to large deer we seen it all. the lodge felt like a home away from home to us.

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Hewitt, NJ
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58 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This was the first time visiting Indian earthen homes and it was very interesting. The homes are not 'original', however, they did an excellent job of reconstructing them and adding actual artifacts to get an idea of what the village was like. Visit the visitor center before doing the tour.

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