US Government Documents related to Indigenous Nations

Four Bears Highway Bridge Showing Land to be Flooded

Title

Four Bears Highway Bridge Showing Land to be Flooded

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Description

This undated photographic depicts the original Four Bears Highway Bridge, North Dakota (ND), spanning the Missouri River. The background of the photo shows a heavily wooded area. Since this area was flooded by the completion of the Garrison Dam, the original Four Bears Bridge was moved 70 miles upstream to cross the river at the town of Sanish. The original bridge crossed the river near Elbowoods, ND. The bridge is named for two Chiefs, one Mandan (Nueta) and one Hidatsa.

Original print housed at the National Archives Catalogue in Kansas City, Missouri in the “Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs” group. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation are noted as “subjects represented” in the collection. National Archives identifier number: 45614545; local identifier: 75-FB-598.

Publication Date

1949

Source

Digital file courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/45641545#.YhzvTZYGXEU.link

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Four Bears, The Garrision Dam, bridge, timberland, photograph, photo, picture

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior

Disciplines

American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

Comments

The National Archive record of this photo names the bridge, "Four Bear" rather than "Four Bears." This appears to be a typo.

Using 1949 for date based on National Archives collection metadata; this individual photograph is undated.

Recommended Citation

United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Four Bears Highway Bridge Showing Land to be Flooded, n.d., photograph, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/52/

Four Bears Highway Bridge Showing Land to be Flooded

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