Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

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Fort Union Trading Post Information

Fort Union Trading Post was the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri from 1828 to 1867, where many tribes conducted trading.

The Assiniboine, Crow, Cree, Ojibway, Blackfeet, Hidatsa, and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs for trade goods such as beads, guns, blankets, knives, cookware, and cloth. Today, the reconstructed Fort Union represents a unique era in American history, a brief period when two different civilizations found common ground and mutual benefit through commercial exchange and cultural acceptance.

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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
15550 Highway 1804
Williston , ND

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