- Associated Press - Friday, August 1, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is hosting the 23rd annual Indian Arts Showcase on August 2 and 3.

National Park Service ranger Loren Yellow Bird says the event will highlight the history and culture of Northern Plains Indian tribes. The event will feature drum and dance performances, talks on Native American history and culture and Native American crafts.

Fort Union is about 25 miles west of Williston on the North Dakota-Montana border.

The Upper Missouri Outfit of the American Fur Company founded the fort in 1828 near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers.

After the Civil War the U.S. Army tore down Fort Union and used its materials to build nearby Fort Buford. Fort Union was partially reconstructed in the 1980s.