Fort Rice

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Coordinates: 46°30′46″N 100°35′4″W / 46.51278°N 100.58444°W / 46.51278; -100.58444 Fort Rice (Lakota: 'Psíŋ Otȟúŋwahe'; "Wild Rice Village"[1]) was a frontier military fort in the 19th century named for American Civil War General James Clay Rice in what was then Dakota Territory and what is now North Dakota.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota protects the fort area as Fort Rice State Historic Site, located about 30 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota in Morton County. Visitors can see depressions, foundation lines, and WPA corner markers for the original buildings.


  1. ^ Ullrich, Jan, ed. (2011). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. LCCN 2008922508. 

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