Orientation Area

Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples Orientation

Portraits of individuals from the past and present introduce you to nine tribes who have lived in North Dakota. Hear a greeting in the Mandan language. Photographs and artifacts create a timeline highlighting both North Dakota and global events.

Begin your journey by viewing artifacts celebrating 13,000 years of Native American heritage:

  • Dog travois
  • Horse travois
  • Bandolier bag
  • Moccasins
  • Headdress
  • Star quilt