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“Fascinating history of an agricultural culture”
Review of On-A-Slant Village

On-A-Slant Village
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Mandan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Lodges are equipped with genuine Native American artifacts. Interpreters will tour you through the site and answer your questions. In the Fall, Native Americans demonstrate ancient skills, and the past, renowned Indian flute player has come to tell stories along with his music in the huge ceremonial lodge. The lodges are reconstructions. Since I grew up in the area, the only thing I don't like is the freedom to walk around the village on my own. Having to be accompanied by an interpreter does help preserve the site, of course.

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The inperpratve center had many fine dioramas.The guide was well informed. While the village was a recreation, the style and building methods were as close to the original as possible given modern realities.

1  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We had no idea of the kind of people the Mandan Indians were but walked away a lot more educated. The village is quite interesting. Go up to the Infantry Blockhouse to get a different view of it - look down on the village. You can see the indentations of where other homes set.

Thank Bountiful-IA
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Natives lived in that location, but they dwelled in earth lodges. I have no idea what that picture is portraying. Let's be clear that Gen. Custer kept them close, so as to keep an eye on them. He and his men also gave them the smallpox. Colonialism happened. Let's be real. I grew up in Mandan, and know the history of the area well. It's tough to see the more painful side of colonialism when you are simply acting as a tourist, because they do their best to make a hero out of Custer, when he was anything but.

1  Thank ChaCharity
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I came here with my hubby on a Saturday, most of the Earth Lodges were closed, but we enjoyed the time we spent looking around the ones that were open.

Thank Maogun23
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