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    The North Dakota Heritage Center, an affiliate of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, is located at 612 East Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0830, Tel: (701) 328-2666 or 1-800-366-6888, Fax: (701) 328-3710, Web Site: http://www.history.nd.gov/index.html,
    E-mail: histsoc@nd.gov.

    Educational opportunities include:

    1. Suitcase Exhibits for North Dakota (SEND Trunks) are available at a nominal fee by calling the Museum and Education Division at (701) 328-2794 or by accessing the following pdf form. These trunks may be picked up or shipped. Trunks appropriate for this unit of study of the Frontier Era:
      • THE CHIPPEWA/MÉTIS: Culture of the North;
      • EARLY PEOPLES: Tipis & Earthlodges;
      • THE MANDAN/HIDATSA/SAHNISH (ARIKARA): Early Agriculturalists;
      • FRONTIER MILITARY LIFE: Drums Across the Plains;
      • THE FUR TRADE: Beavers, Beads, and Blankets.
    2. Traveling Exhibits are also available for schools for just the cost of shipping. Visit the following site or call the Museum and Education at (701) 328-2799.
    3. In-Service Teacher Training—opportunities for in-service workshops. For more information, contact the Museum and Education Division at (701) 328-2792.
    4. Many additional educational resources (videos, CDs, DVDs, books, etc.) are available to educators through the State Historical Society of North Dakota of which the North Dakota Heritage Center is a part.
    5. Heritage Center visits with your class. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance by calling the Visitor Services Coordinator at (701) 328-2674 or E-mail the person listed below. One chaperone per 10 students is highly recommended.
    6. Various historic sites. The has information about the State Historic Sites of North Dakota.
    7. State Historic Sites are also found at the following web
      site or the State Historical Society of North Dakota
      (contact [701] 328-2674 for more information on school visits). Also found on pages 49–60 in Early Peoples of North Dakota by C. L. Dill (1990). Published by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
      • http://www.history.nd.gov/index.html
      • Includes information on the following sites:
        • Crowley Flint Quarry State Historic Site located in Mercer County;
        • Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site located in Burleigh County;
        • Fort Clark State Historic Site located in Mercer County;
        • Fort Mandan State Historic Site located in McLean County;
        • Fort Totten State Historic Site located in Benson County;
        • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site located in Pembina County;
        • Huff Indian Village State Historic Site located in Morton County;
        • Medicine Rock State Historic Site located in Grant County;
        • Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site located in Burleigh County;
        • Molander Indian Village State Historic Site located in Oliver County;
        • Pembina State Historic Site located in Pembina County;
        • Sitting Bull State Historic Site located in Sioux County;
        • Standing Rock State Historic Site located in Ransom County;
        • Walhalla State Historic Site located in Pembina County;
        • Writing Rock State Historic Site located in Divide County;
        • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site located in Williams County; and
        • Knife Rive Indian Villages National Historic Site located in Mercer County.
    8. Historical Organizations in North Dakota—2005. Contact information includes person(s) to contact and location.
    9. Historical Museum Guides for North Dakota printable from the cesus finder site.