Chief Looking's Village site (32BL3)

Also known as: Ward Earth Lodge Village 32BL3
Eastern edge of Pioneer Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

Photo 

View of the Missouri River from the site.

Photo taken by Jim Allen in October 2017

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Description 

The site of a Mandan Indian summer village from about 1675 to 1780. Forty three depressions were found indicating 43 earth lodges. In 1930 the site became a Bismarck city park.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1978
Reference number
78001990
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Village site
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1750-1799

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: added description
  • October 14, 2017: New photo from Jim Allen

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