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At the expanded North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, artist Robert Evans of Sherborn, Mass., puts the finishing touches on a 50-foot-long mural depicting Double Ditch Indian Village north of Bismarck in the year 1550. (Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service)

North Dakota Heritage Center expands: Mural artist from Massachusetts brings 1500s N.D. Indian village to life in cyclorama

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BISMARCK — After months of trying to recreate a North Dakota Indian village with his paintbrush in painstaking detail, Robert Evans said he has gained an appreciation for the Mandan people’s way of life nearly half a millennium ago.


“Especially having been through a North Dakota winter,” he said.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.