Street Address
Belcourt, ND 58316
Mailing Address
PO Box 257
Belcourt, ND 58316
phone: 701-477-6140
Les Thomas, President



The heritage museum features displays and information on the unique culture and heritage of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa people. Our museum is filled with items reflecting our rich Chippewa, Cree, and Metis traditions. There are sculptures created by our many talented local stone carvers, and painting by our artists. Our traditional history collection includes many objects that show our unique culture in all its physical beauty. We welcome you to stop by and take a step back in the rich history of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.


The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Historical Society connects the Turtle Mountain people with their history and heritage to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa people.

We strive to inform all and to present our collection and historical facts relating to our history and culture so that a greater understanding of our heritage can take place. We encourage membership in the Society.

Artifacts Collections

Ancestry® Library Edition

The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center is proud to offer access to our members to the exciting genealogical tool: Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.


Restrooms, sidewalks



The Turtle Mountain region of North Dakota is one of the most scenic areas of the state. It is a birch and aspen tree-covered wonderland, dotted with numerous lakes and endless recreational opportunities for the whole family. The world-renowned International Peace Gardens can be found here, and this history-rich area includes something for everyone. Even during the winter, recreation is non-stop, with skiing, snowmobiling, and more!