Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, North Dakota Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

Located on North Dakota 1804, the park is 25 miles southwest of Williston, ND, and 24 miles northeast of Sidney, MT.

Phone

(701) 572-9083

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE

Campground Reservations

North Dakota Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

North Dakota Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More North Dakota Recreation Areas | Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Official Website | Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Map

Between 1828 and 1867, Fort Union was the most important fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Here, the Assiniboine and six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes exchanged buffalo robes and smaller furs for goods from around the world, including cloth, guns, blankets, and beads. A bastion of peaceful coexistence, the post annually traded over 25,000 buffalo robes and $100,000 in merchandise.