Publications in Salvage Archeology, 1: The Fire Heart Creek Site


The Fire Heart Creek site report by Donald J. Lehmer, is the first publication in the Smithsonian venture, Publications in Salvage Archeology, which was designed to report the results of investigation carried out under the federal archaeological salvage program. This series, published by the River Basin Survey of the Smithsonian Institution, included a total of 13 reports issued between 1966 and 1969.

The Fire Heart Creek site is located on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, on the west bank of the Missouri River approximately nine miles south af the town of Fort Yates, North Dakota. The site is situated an the edge of the first terrace above the Missouri River floodplain, and is bounded on the south by the steep-sided channel of Fire Heart Creek. The present channel of the Missouri River lies well over a mile and a half to the east, across the level floodplain area known as Black Foot Button. The river channel has undoubtedly meandered back and forth across the floodplain a number of times, and it seems likely that it lay much closer to the site during the time of the Indian occupation.

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Publications in Salvage Archeology, 1: The Fire Heart Creek Site. D. J. Lehmer, Warren W. Caldwell, Joyce B. Williams, Jerry Livingston, Paulette C. Workman. Publications in Salvage Archeology ,1. Lincoln, Nebraska: Smithsonian Institution, River Basin Surveys. 1966 ( tDAR id: 104230) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8736RTG

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -100.703; min lat: 45.95 ; max long: -100.492; max lat: 46.096 ;

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Sponsor(s): Smithsonian Institution

Record Identifiers

Publications in Salvage Archeology(s): 1

NADB document id number(s): 5190864; 5604420; 924255

NADB citation id number(s): 000000122178 ; 000000240899 ; 000000163530

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