WELCOME TO THE FORT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IN MANDAN NORTH DAKOTA
On the west side of the mighty Missouri River, Fort Abraham
Lincoln Park encompasses history of legendary proportions. Lewis and Clark camped
here, the Mandan Indians settled the On-A-Slant Village and General George A. Custer and
his vaunted 7th Cavalry rode out from Fort Abraham Lincoln to their destiny at the
On October 20, 1804 Captain Clark writes : " I saw
an old remains of a village on the Side of a hill which the Chief with Too
ne' tells me that nation lived in 2 (a number) villages 1 on each side of
the river and the Troublesom Seaux caused them to move about 40 miles higher
up where they remained a fiew years & moved to the place they now
Reconstructed Mandan Indian
earth lodges overlook the Heart and Missouri
Rivers from a low bluff. Each lodge is 30 to 40 feet in diameter and stands 10 to 12
feet high. At one time this village had a population of about 1000 people; but it
was deserted by the time Lewis and Clark noted it in their journals.
General George Custer's last cavalry post. You'll enjoy
seeing the reconstructed Custer home and other buildings on the cavalry and infantry post.
Museum with exhibits relating to the Mandan Indians, Lewis and Clark, fur traders
and the military and settlement years.
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