July 4, 2012

Chippin’ some flint at KRIV

There were no Wal-Marts in the 1700s, Marv Bechler pointed out, as he chipped away at a jagged chunk of Knife River flint.
It was for that reason that the people of the Knife River Indian Villages relied on the dense, dark brown stone for making spear heads, knife blades and arrowheads – a process that was on display at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site’s first Flint Knap-In event June 23 at the park near Stanton.

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