Standing Rock, a sacred site to the Native people of this region, is called "Inyan Bosndata" in the Santee language.
The rock itself is what geologists call
metamorphic gneiss (pronounced
"nice")—a combination of . . . — — Map (db m177311) HM
The Inyan Bosendata of the Dakota
Indians used this site as a place
for ceremonials and offerings.
In 1839 the explorers Nicollet and
Fremont noted this landmark on the
maps of that date. The state geographic board has designated this
place . . . — — Map (db m175432) HM
Born near Hatton, ND May 19, 1896. 1915 — Mayville State College graduate. Enderlin Educator — 20 years. 1918 — Worked for women’s suffrage with League of Women Voters. 1935 — President of ND American Legion Auxiliary. 1946-1954 — First female ND . . . — — Map (db m213991) HM
An Ancient Sea Eastern North Dakota was covered by the
Western Interior Seaway between sixty
and ninety million years ago. This warm
subtropical sea was less than 500 feet
deep and stretched from the Arctic
Ocean to the Gulf of . . . — — Map (db m183997) HM
Fort Ransom, a United States Military Post, established on this
site on June 18. 1867, was one of a chain of forts in Dakota
Territory established to protect frontier settlements. All
buildings were of substantial log construction and . . . — — Map (db m175426) HM
Historic Fort Ransom
Fort Ransom (1867-72) was one of several small military outposts established by General Alfred H. Terry to place troops in strategic locations along frontier transportation routes as a defensive measure against Indian . . . — — Map (db m176138) HM
A carpet of grass once covered 400,000
square miles of North America-one-
third of the vast region stretching from
Ohio to the Rockies and from Canada to
Texas. Today, native prairie is difficult to
find-you are standing . . . — — Map (db m177586) HM
Pyramid Hill has long been a topic of
local debate sometimes heated. The
hill's obvious geometric shape begs the
question of just how it was formed.
Geologists believe that Pyramid Hill is a
natural feature—the result of . . . — — Map (db m177165) HM
Standing Rock Lutheran Church
was organized at this homestead on Feb. 23.
1882. by itinerant pastor I. L. Lundeby of Valley
City, N.D. Six area families became members
at this meeting, Nels Olson, Gilbert Hanson,
Ole Rufsvold, Erick . . . — — Map (db m175695) HM
Just over the ridge to the west, a rock
bears some very unusual markings.
These script-like engravings are the topic
of much speculation and debate.
Geologists believe that running water
etched the stone, or that ancient . . . — — Map (db m177126) HM