Near Stanton in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mih-tutta-hang-kush (meaning East Village or First Village)
Fort Clark State Historic Site
The Mandans lived at Mih-tutta-hang-kush in the spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, they moved into a village in the forested river valley. Mandan villages, such as Mih-tutta-hang-kush, were part of a vast trade network among tribes on the Great Plains. Before the establishment of fur trade posts such as Fort Clark, the Mandans had been trading with neighboring tribes for centuries.
Today, you are approaching the village the same way as a person would have in the 1820s. Numerous trails radiated out from the village like spokes on a wheel. You are closely following one of the former trails as it nears the village.
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Topics. This historical marker is Native Americans.
Location. 47° 15.14′ N, 101° 16.6′ W. Marker is near Stanton, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker is on 37th Avenue Southwest near 12th Street Southwest (State Highway 200), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Fort Clark State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton ND 58571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Clark in the International Fur Trade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palisade Wall (about 400 feet away); Fort Clark Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Corrals (about 700 feet away); Smallpox and the Central Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earthlodges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mandans and Arikaras of the Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missouri Valley Environs (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.