Missouri River Basin (Geographic Keyword)

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Archeological Progress Report No. 5, Field Season of 1960 (1960)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Smithsonian Institution, Missouri Basin Project, Lincoln, NE.

The primary purpose of these informal reports is to outline the current work in the Missouri Basin and discuss some of the general problems involved. Response to such reports in the past has been encouraging and helpful, even aiding in the settling of some future policies. We hope we will, with this report, continue to receive response and constructive criticisms that will assist in getting the most out of the Salvage Program. This is one of the most crucial periods in the entire Inter-Agency...

Archeology's New Look, Public Production (1949)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Paul L. Cooper.

When the Congress of the United States authorized the Missouri River Basin Project, the foundation was laid for one of the largest archeological research programs in history. The authorization brought into being a plan to build some 105 dams and reservoirs on the main stem of the Missouri River and its tributaries in an area which had been the first, and is the present, home of the Plains Indians. The area abounds in village sites, tipi rings, campsites, slaughter pits, and other evidences of...

The Fortified Villages of the Dakotas (1962)
DOCUMENT Full-Text W. W. Caldwell.

From the time of first contact by European and American travelers, the fortified villages of the sedentary, horticultural Indians who lived along the Missouri River in what today are the States of North and South Dakota have been a matter for speculation and comment— and with good reason. Many of the defensive features have close counterparts in the fortified villages and castles of the mote and bailey type of western Europe. This is not to imply that there was any direct relationship but the...

Indian Burial Mounds in the Missouri River Basin (1960)
DOCUMENT Full-Text R. W. Neuman.

Since its inauguration in 1946, the Missouri Basin Project of the Smithsonian Institution, along with other cooperating Federal, State and local agencies, has concentrated its efforts toward the salvage of archeological materials that will be lost by the construction of dams and the flooding of reservoirs along the Missouri River and its tributaries. The surveys and excavations have been conducted at historic military forts, trading posts, pioneer settlements and Indian villages; however, most...

Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Project Definite Project Report with Intregrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(6)(1) Evaluation (1994)
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River Basin Surveys Papers: Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program, No. 7 Archaeological Investigations in the Oahe Dam Area, South Dakota, 1950-51 (1954)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald J. Lehmer.

The accompanying report on Archeological Investigations in the Oahe Dam Area, South Dakota, is Paper No.7 in the River Basin Surveys Papers and constitutes the second Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin to be devoted to results of the Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program. It is the first detailed, technical report to be issued covering a completed series of excavations carried on by the Missouri Basin Project of the River Basin Surveys of the Smithsonian Institution. The area where the...

Tree-Ring Dating and the Village Cultures of the South Dakotas (1962)
DOCUMENT Full-Text W. W. Caldwell.

For the past several years the Smithsonian Institution has been concerned with the problem of dating cultural developments and climatic events along the main stem of the Missouri River (see Progress. Missouri River Basin, Oct.-Dec., 1959, pp.42-60). One of the most profitable approaches has been through dendrochronology, the charting and comparison of annual growth rings of trees. The study of dendrochronology is not new in the Plains. The work of Harry Weakly in central and western Nebraska,...