Missouri & Yellowstone Rivers Confluence
Trip Start May 29, 2009
114Trip End Oct 03, 2009
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Fort Buford was the obvious next stop. They have recreated the enlisted men's barracks. One of the original officer's quarters is still standing. As we toured this building, we learned that we were standing in the room where Sitting Bull surrendered in 1881. It is on the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers.
Near Fort Buford is the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. We got a good look at the confluence and realized that up to this point on the trip, we have basically been following the Missouri River. When we leave here tomorrow, we will head southwest into Montana and follow the Yellowstone River to Hardin. We feel like Lewis and Clark, but we travel in a much better style.
We are at the western edge of the central time zone, and far enough north that it is still light out at 9:30 PM.