Chief Looking’s Indian Village

The Mandan Indians lived at Chief Looking’s Village from about 1550 to 1781. This location was chosen with an eye towards defense overlooking the majestic Missouri River valley, where they planted gardens of corn, squash, beans, and sunflowers. The Mandan villages were the center of continental intertribal trade for centuries and were renowned for their hospitality.

Guided Tours – Closed for Season

The Mandan Indians lived at Chief Looking’s Village from about 1550 to 1781. This location was chosen with an eye towards defense overlooking the majestic Missouri River valley, where they planted gardens of corn, squash, beans, and sunflowers. The Mandan villages were the center of continental intertribal trade for centuries and were renowned for their hospitality.  The village is located in what is today north Bismarck along the banks of the Missouri River.