TO THE MISSOURI - YELLOWSTONE CONFLUENCE INTERPRETIVE
Photos: ND Tourism Department
The center tells the story of the confluence of the mighty
Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, and offers the same
magnificent view the Lewis and Clark Expedition members
enjoyed when they visited the area in 1804 and
1806. Exhibits explore the geography and geology of the
area, its prehistoric life, and the impact of people
arriving by trail, tracks, rivers and roads.
April 25, 1805 : " ...I ascended
the hills from whence I had a most pleasing view of the country,
particularly of the wide and fertile vallies formed by the missouri and
the yellowstone rivers....
the whol face of the country was covered with herds of Buffaloe, Elk &
Antelopes; deer are also abundant... the buffalo Elk and Antelope are so
gentle that we pass near them while feeding, without apearing to excite
any alarm among them; and when we attact their attention they frequently
approach us more nearly to discover what we are, and in some instances
pursue us a considerable distance apparently with that view..."
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