Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site – Williston, North Dakota

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is a partial reconstruction of the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri, 1829-1867. The fort site is about two miles from the confluence of the Missouri River and its tributary, the Yellowstone River, on the

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Pipestone National Monument – Pipestone, Minnesota

Pipestone National Monument is located in southwestern Minnesota, just north of the city of Pipestone, Minnesota. The catlinite, or “pipestone”, has been traditionally used to make ceremonial pipes, vitally important to traditional Plains Indian religious practices. The pipestone quarries were neutral territory and all tribes

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture’s design and oversaw the project’s execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help

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