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                                                                                          Directions: Returning to Hwy 1806, turn left. Drive about 2.1 ections: Returning to Hwy 1806, turn left. Drive about 2.1
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           Directions: Go to the east end of the Dam, on your left you will rections: Go to the east end of the Dam, on your left you will
                                                                                          miles to the exit for Oahe Downstream, turn right and immedi-s to the exit for Oahe Downstream, turn right and immedi-
          see the Oahe Chapel and Visitor Center.                                        ately
           see the Oahe Chapel and Visitor Center.
                                                                                          ately turn right again and drive about ¼ mile. The sign for Black  turn right again and drive about ¼ mile. The sign for Black
                                                                                         Buf
                                                                                          Buffalo’s Camp will be on the right. falo’s Camp will be on the right.
          Reverend Thomas R. Riggs built the
           Reverend Thomas R. Riggs built the
           chapel in 1877 as a mission to the local
          chapel in 1877 as a mission to the local                                       On W
                                                                                          On Wednesday, September 26, 1804, the ednesday, September 26, 1804, the
           Native Americans. It served as both
          Native Americans. It served as both                                            Lew
                                                                                          Lewis & Clark Expedition and Chief is & Clark Expedition and Chief
          church and schoolhouse. The original lo-                                       Bla
           church and schoolhouse. The original lo-
                                                                                          Black Buffalo traveled together to his vil-ck Buffalo traveled together to his vil-
          cation was at Peoria Bottom. However,                                          lage
           cation was at Peoria Bottom. However,
                                                                                          lage (now Oahe Campground 3), where a  (now Oahe Campground 3), where a
          the chapel was moved to its present loca-                                      fea feast and celebration were being pre-st and celebration were being pre-
           the chapel was moved to its present loca-
           tion when the Bottom was flooded. Ser-
          tion when the Bottom was flooded. Ser-                                         pared. Chief Black Buffalo raised the
                                                                                          pared. Chief Black Buffalo raised the
           vices were held in the Lakota language and were not changed to
          vices were held in the Lakota language and were not changed to                 pipe of peace from its stand of forked
                                                                                          pipe of peace from its stand of forked
           English until 1931. The Visitor’s Center offers an area for picnics
          English until 1931. The Visitor’s Center offers an area for picnics            sticks and pointed it to the heavens, the four quarters of the globe,
                                                                                          sticks and pointed it to the heavens, the four quarters of the globe,
           with a beautiful view of the lake as well as postcards, local infor-
          with a beautiful view of the lake as well as postcards, local infor-           and the earth. After smoking and speeches, the group feasted on
                                                                                          and the earth. After smoking and speeches, the group feasted on
          mation, etc.                                                                   cooked dog, pemmican (buffalo meat and fat), and ground potato.
           mation, etc.
                                                                                          cooked dog, pemmican (buffalo meat and fat), and ground potato.
                                                                                          At dark, a large fire was made in the center and the dance began.
                                                                                         At dark, a large fire was made in the center and the dance began.


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           Directions: From the east end of the Dam, go south on Hwy ections: From the east end of the Dam, go south on Hwy
           1804 just over 3 miles. The historical marker is on the right side of  just over 3 miles. The historical marker is on the right side of
          1804                                                                           Dir
                                                                                          Directions: Continue north on 1806, veer left at the fork, follow-ections: Continue north on 1806, veer left at the fork, follow-
           the road. You can drive about 300 feet up the private driveway.
          the road. You can drive about 300 feet up the private driveway.                ing
                                                                                          ing Hwy 1806 to SD 204, which will take you across the top of the  Hwy 1806 to SD 204, which will take you across the top of the
          Then walk south about 1,000 feet. Keep the gate closed.                        Oahe Dam.
           Then walk south about 1,000 feet. Keep the gate closed.
                                                                                          Oahe Dam.
          This monument consists of a series of rocks laid upon the land.                                        Oahe (OH-AH-HEE) is a Dakota
           This monument consists of a series of rocks laid upon the land.
                                                                                                                   Oahe (OH-AH-HEE) is a Dakota
           Folklore has it that a young Arikara Brave was scouting for his
          Folklore has it that a young Arikara Brave was scouting for his                                        Sioux word meaning “something to
                                                                                                                   Sioux word meaning “something to
           tribe when he came upon a war party. He ran to warn his people
          tribe when he came upon a war party. He ran to warn his people                                         stand upon, a foundation.” The Oahe
                                                                                                                   stand upon, a foundation.” The Oahe
                                      but was discovered and was wounded
                                     but was discovered and was wounded                                          Dam, the second largest rolled-earth
                                                                                                                   Dam, the second largest rolled-earth
                                      in flight. A rock was laid to mark
                                     in flight. A rock was laid to mark                                          dam in the world, was dedicated in 1962
                                                                                                                   dam in the world, was dedicated in 1962
                                      each drop of his blood and the series
                                     each drop of his blood and the series                                       by President John F. Kennedy. The
                                                                                                                   by President John F. Kennedy. The
                                      of rocks was constructed in the form
                                     of rocks was constructed in the form                Dam is 245 feet high, 9,300 feet long, and 3,500 feet wide at the
                                                                                          Dam is 245 feet high, 9,300 feet long, and 3,500 feet wide at the
                                      of a turtle, which was the insignia of
                                     of a turtle, which was the insignia of              base. Lake Oahe, created by the Dam, stretches 231 miles north to
                                                                                          base. Lake Oahe, created by the Dam, stretches 231 miles north to
                                     his tribe.                                          Bismarck, ND. The lake covers 347,000 acres of land and has
                                      his tribe.
                                                                                          Bismarck, ND. The lake covers 347,000 acres of land and has
                                                                                         2,250 miles of shoreline (more than the coast of California). Go to
                                                                                          2,250 miles of shoreline (more than the coast of California). Go to
                                                                                         the visitor center at the east end of the Dam for information about
                                                                                          the visitor center at the east end of the Dam for information about
                                                                                          tours of the powerhouse.
                                                                                         tours of the powerhouse.
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