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Sisters give historic site to Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation






The Knife River Ranch in North Dakota. Photo from Uvumi

Two members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota are donating a historic site to the tribe.

Reba and Tillie Walker acquired the Knife River Ranch in order to fulfill a wish of their father, the late Hans Young Bird Walker Sr., to return the land to the tribe. The site was home to a Hidatsa village before a smallpox epidemic nearly wiped the HIdatsa out in 1837.

The ranch is next to the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. It's about 27 miles from the reservation border.

Get the Story:
Ceremony to Mark Gift of Knife River Ranch to Tribe (Bakken.Com 6/6)
Sisters Return Ancestral Lands to the Hidatsa People (KFYR 6/6)
Sisters Donate Ranch to North Dakota Tribe (AP 6/6)