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  Fort Mandan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fort Mandan was the name of the encampment at which the (An expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Merriwether Lewis and William Clark; traveled from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River from 1803 to 1806) Lewis and Clark expedition wintered in 1804-1805.
The fort was built of (Any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed) cottonwood lumber cut from the riverbanks.
A replica is stands along the river near the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/fort_mandan.htm   (126 words)

 Fort Mandan
Fort Mandan was the settlement established by Lewis and Clark in 1804-05 in the vicinity of the Missouri River in North Dakota, the home of the Mandan Indian tribe.
Fort Mandan participated in the first NATO maneuvers, Operation "Mainbrace", in August and September 1952, and cruised with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean from October to January 1953.
In the fall Fort Mandan operated from Little Creek, Va., in conducting drills and exercises along the Virginia Capes area and in 1960 she again carried troops and equipment for amphibious landings in the Caribbean.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/f4/fort_mandan.htm   (530 words)

 Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation
At Fort Mandan Lewis and Clark met Sakakawea, the Indian woman who would be essential to the success of the expedition.
Reconstructed Fort Mandan rests in the riparian forests of the Missouri River.
Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center are open all year.
www.fortmandan.org /planningyourvisit/fortmandan.asp   (372 words)

 Lewis and Clark . Native Americans. Mandan Indians | PBS
The Corps of Discovery reached the Mandan villages in the fall of 1804 and stayed the winter in Fort Mandan, across the river from Matootonha.
In Mandan culture, the village was the focus of political, economic and ceremonial activity.
The Mandans supplied the Americans with food throughout the winter at their newly constructed home, Fort Mandan, in exchange for a steady stream of trade goods.
www.pbs.org /lewisandclark/native/man.html   (537 words)

 Yak's Corner
More than 4,000 Mandans and Hidatsas live in five villages, and the area has just quieted down after swelling with hundreds of native and white visitors during the main trading season.
Ordway had seen a fort downriver that was built by a Frenchman as a trading post with the Sioux, said Kevin Kirkey, manager of the reconstructed Fort Mandan in Washburn, North Dakota.
Fort Mandan was triangular, with two rows of rooms facing each other at an angle and a single, gated wall facing the Missouri River.
www.yakscorner.com /stories/lc5.htm   (564 words)

 Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, ND : details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, ND : details
Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Next to Fort Mandan is our Visitor Services Center which is home to the Cottonwoods giftshop, library and classroom.
www.museumstuff.com /rec/org164021047574166.html   (377 words)

 Winter at Fort Mandan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While no hostilities broke out during their winter at Fort Mandan, Lewis did have to work hard at times to keep the peace among the tribes.
The Mandan, wanting the benefits of trading with the white man all to themselves, had stirred up the Hidatsas with lies about the party's intentions.
On the advice of Rene Jessaume, a trader who had long lived the Mandans, a brew containing the rattle of the rattlesnake was administerd to Sakakawea and she gave birth soon after.
www.explorethelewisandclarktrail.com /winter_at_fort_mandan.htm   (1292 words)

 Fort Mandan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The group constructed a log fort a short distance from five Indian villages occupied by Mandan and Hidatsa Indians.
The structure was named Fort Mandan in honor of one of the local Indian tribes.
The actual site of the fort is disputed and since it was burned the site was likely lost forever when it was eroded by the meandering Missouri River.
www.visitmcleancounty.com /tourism/fortmandan.html   (257 words)

 Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan Virtual Tour - Washburn, North Dakota - 56K & NS4.7
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is sectioned into three main units: the Lewis and Clark Expedition wing, the Fort Clark wing, and the Bergquist Gallery which features the artwork of Karl Bodmer (considered the most reliable eyewitness account of the Upper Missouri Indian cultures).
Fort Mandan, home to the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter months of 1804 - 1805, was named in honor of the Mandan-Hidatsa Indians that lived near by.
Fort Mandan, a full-sized, furnished replica built in 1972, is comprised of 7 rooms surrounded by walls that climb to 18 feet high on the outer edge.
www.realnd.com /lewisclarkcenterindex56k.htm   (340 words)

 Dock Landing Ship Photo Index LSD-21 Fort Mandan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fort Mandan (LSD-21) lies at anchor with her stern gate open waiting for her "brood" to return.
Fort Mandan (LSD-21) underway in the Chesapeake Bay, July 1964.
Fort Mandan (LSD-21) underway in the Caribbean after completing an UNREP with Aldebaran (AF-10), circa 1967.
www.navsource.org /archives/10/1221.htm   (796 words)

 Fort Tours | Fort Mandan
This place which we call Fort Mandan, is situated in a point of low ground, on the north side of the Missouri, covered with tall and heavy cottonwood".
It is here that the adventurers were befriended by the area's Native Americans who taught them how to gather food and cope with the frigid temperatures.
To arrange a group tour to the Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan, call (877) 462-8535.
www.forttours.com /pages/tocftmandan.asp   (295 words)

 Fort Mandan
But all was snug, or as snug as possible, at Fort Mandan, located on the north bank of the Missouri River, some seven miles below the mouth of the Knife River and directly opposite the lower Mandan Indian village.
He called the fort site a “hansom plain.” The area was on a low point of ground and was covered with tall and heavy cottonwood trees.
Larocuque’s writing also tell us that Fort Mandan was built in a triangular shape, the two rows of houses making up two sides of the fort.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/great_american_plains/113943   (480 words)

 Birds and Mammals Observed by Lewis & Clark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Venison and Indian corn were the principal foods of the expedition while in North Dakota especially at Fort Mandan.
Two skins were sent back from Fort Mandan with the collection on April 7, 1805.
There is nothing to indicate where this specimen was taken but it is probable that it was secured from the Indians who most likely captured it in the vicinity as it is a common species in the timbered parts of the state.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/2000/bmam/mammals.htm   (1402 words)

 National Geographic: Lewis & Clark—Tribes—Mandan Indians
It was near these villages, Matootonha and Rooptahee (now known as Mitutanka and Nuptadi) that the Corps built Fort Mandan and passed the winter of 1804-05.
During the expedition's stay at Fort Mandan, the Americans and the Mandan wintered together, trading and visiting for five months along the Missouri River.
Ravaged by smallpox in 1837, the few remaining Mandan were taken in by their former enemies, the Arikara.
www.nationalgeographic.com /lewisandclark/record_tribes_010_5_3.html   (374 words)

 mandan indians history Index - History-Find
Mandan Indians - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09587a.htm History of the missionizing of the Mandan Indians, from the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia...
Cheyenne, Cree, Crow, Mandan and Sioux Indians, their land would soon be lost as America expanded into the...
Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wintered at Fort Mandan on the...
www.history-find.com /indian-history/mandan-indians-history.html   (610 words)

 The Missouri River and Fort Mandan – Winter
Great numbers of those animals are near our fort (so that they do not all return to rock mountain Goat) but the weather is So Cold that we do not think it prudent to turn out to hunt in Such Cold weather, or at least until our Consts.
I commence a Map of the Countrey on the Missouries and its water andc.
Replica of Fort Mandan located 2 miles west of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, North Dakota.
nd.water.usgs.gov /lewisandclark/ft_mandan.html   (1181 words)

 The Missouri River and Fort Mandan - Spring
The Plains are on fire in View of the fort on both Sides of the River, it is Said to be common for the Indians to burn the Plains near their Villages every Spring for the benefit of their horss, and to induce the Buffalow to come near to them.
The Missouri River, upstream from Washburn, North Dakota, in the general area of Fort Mandan is shown in the above May 18, 1995, photograph.
A replica of Fort Mandan is shown in the above September 16, 1997, photograph.
nd.water.usgs.gov /lewisandclark/ft_mandan2.html   (746 words)

 USS For Mandan
Fort Mandan was assigned first to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet following her shakedown traning in Chesapeake Bay, but later was assigned to duty with the Service Force, 2d Fleet.
Amphibious exercises again occupied her during November 1956 and much of lD-57 when she joined in "Caribex" in the Canal Zone and "Narmid" 1 and 2.
Little Creek, VA., in conducting drills and exercises, along the Virginia Capes area and in 1960 she again carried troops and equipment for amphibious landings in the Caribbean.
www.navyhistory.com /Landing/FtMandan.html   (507 words)

 Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization which manages and maintains Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
Rolac Contracting of Minot has been busy pouring a specially-colored concrete base to form Seaman Overlook at Fort Mandan, which will showcase a steel sculpture of Seaman, the Newfoundland dog.
The storm continued hard during the whole of last night, and this morning we have rainey disagreeable weather.
www.fortmandan.com   (323 words)

 Lewis and Clark: What Else Happened: December 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The party remains at Fort Mandan, their winter camp, which is located about fourteen miles west of present-day Washburn, North Dakota, shown on this trail map.
LEWIS AND CLARK: Many Indians visit the fort, some to trade, “most as lookers on.” The party remains at Fort Mandan, their winter camp, which is located about fourteen miles west of present-day Washburn, North Dakota, shown on this trail map.
Big White, the grand chief of the Mandans, tells Lewis and Clark that a large herd of buffalo is nearby, and that his men are waiting for Lewis and Clark to accompany them in the hunt.
www.lewisandclarkandwhatelse.com /lewis_and_clark_what_else/2004/12/index.html   (5870 words)

 PBS Online - Lewis and Clark: Inside the Corps
Although many individuals were associated with the military cadre during its 1803-1804 initial stages of travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Fort Mandan, North Dakota, only those 33 members who journeyed from Fort Mandan to Fort Clatsop, Oregon, and returned comprised the Permanent Party.
Due to the remote, wilderness places of their crimes, both remained with the party over the Fort Mandan winter, doing hard labor.
The Fort Mandan-to-Fort Clatsop personnel were of white, fl, and red racial origins, plus mixtures of the three.
www.pbs.org /lewisandclark/inside/corps.html   (514 words)

 uss fort mandan lsd-21
LSD-21 update recieved on 2/20/00 The following information was received from a Greek sailor serving in the former Fort Mandan: (SIC) "Regretfully I announce you the decommisioning of HNS (Hellenic Navy Ship) NAFKRATOUSSA, LSD of the Cabildo Class, on the end of February 2000.
On December 9th 2001, the following unconfirmed report was received in the MAA Office: "I am sorry to inform you that LSD 21 Fort Mandan/Nafkratousa was sold for scrap and left in tow for Aliaga, Turkey in November 2001.
In 1961 She was filmed for the movie THE LONGEST DAY: The USS Fort Mandan was filmed as five LCM-6's with troops and equipment embarked, moved out of her welldeck to circle off the starboard quarter.
lawofficer2.freeyellow.com   (495 words)

 Bismarck Museums - The Best Museums in Bismarck, ND - 10Best   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Meanwhile, Fort Mandan, located a couple of miles west of the Interpretative Center off Highway 83, is a reconstruction of the timber cabins that the Lewis and Clark Expedition built to stay in during the winter of 1804-05.
Visitors to the fort, which is surrounded by an 18-foot-high wooden palisade, will find that it has been carefully designed to look as much like the original as possible, even down to the personal effects that are on display in the cabins.
A must for any railroad enthusiast visiting the Mandan area, this unique facility honors and traces the community's symbiotic relationship with the rail industry, a history that dates back to the late 19th century.
www.10best.com /Bismarck/Museums_and_Galleries/Museums/index.html?businessID=65955   (804 words)

 Mandan News
Local news for Mandan, ND continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
These are the concepts architect Al Fitterer worked with in creating a reconstruction plan for the area south of Main Street which more resembles a war zone as crews drill holes, dig trenches and lay pipe as...
Valley City High School competed at the Student Congress West Regional meet in Mandan over the weekend with several VCHS students placing There were more than 200 students from 19 schools who competed.
www.topix.net /city/mandan-nd   (1058 words)

 National Geographic: Lewis & Clark—Winter Among the Mandan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The expedition members kept busy during the Fort Mandan winter, repairing equipment, trading with the Indians, and hunting for buffalo.
Lewis and Clark learned much about the country to the west from the Mandan and their neighbors the Hidatsa.
Charbonneau, his Shoshone wife, Sacagawea, and their baby son, Jean Baptiste, would travel with the expedition when it left Fort Mandan.
www.nationalgeographic.org /lewisandclark/journey_leg_5.html   (213 words)

 North Dakota — Legendary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Departure from Fort Mandan (April 7): Celebrate the departure of the Corps of Discovery from Fort Mandan on its journey up the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
Heritage Outbound Summer Adventure (Aug. 14-15): Paddle a canoe to retrace the Missouri River experience of Lewis and Clark with the Mandan and Hidatsa, as the explorers made their return trip in August 1806 through North Dakota.
Lewis and Clak Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan, Washburn.
www.ndtourism.com /secondary/viewArticle.asp?ID=184   (397 words)

 “Sheheke” Featured in New Fort Mandan Painting
The painting is the fifth in a series of six commissioned by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, each depicting scenes in and around Fort Mandan during the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Following the unveiling, Haynes will discuss the research undertaken to create the scene, depicting the Mandan Indian chief on horseback, riding alongside an Expedition member, with Fort Mandan in the distance.
Both the Center and Fort Mandan are open year round, with admission of $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for students.
www.lewisandclark200.org /index_nf.php?cID=798   (596 words)

 AGPix.com :: View Large Preview & Download Comp Images
Interior at Fort Mandan, Lewis and Clark Trail
Caption: Interior at Fort Mandan, Lewis and Clark Trail
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www.agpix.com /view_caption.php?image_id=8729   (66 words)

 Timeline 1800-1810
With the outbreak of the War of 1812, the garrison of 67 soldiers, their dependents and settlers were ordered to evacuate to Fort Wayne.
Fort Dearborn was rebuilt in 1816 and around it grew the settlement that would become Chicago.
Abandoned in 1837, Fort Dearborn was demolished in 1856.
timelines.ws /1800_1810.HTML   (14511 words)

 Cumulative Index for North Dakota History, 1999-2003
Fort Laramie Treaty, and Fort Buford, 69.2, 3, and 4: 34-49
Fort Union, and George Catlin, 70.4: 12-31; reconstruction of, 69.2, 3, and 4: 24-32
Sheridan, Philip H.–general, and Fort Buford, 69.2, 3, and 4: 34-49
www.state.nd.us /hist/ndhIndex/ndhIndex99_03.html   (6981 words)

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