September 29, 2017
Last fall I had a chance to revisit the old Smith Camp on Fort Berthold. It was one of the first cow camps in that part of the country. I think the Keogh’s were among the first to make it kind of a headquarters on the reservation. But I’m sure there were ranchers before them.
For the better part of a century, it was a camp where you could put your horse in a barn, go into a log cabin and get a cup of hot coffee, or find shelter from a storm.
It lies just below the Kennedy Hills, about 15 miles northeast of the Lost Bridge. It was there long before the highway or the bridge. Locat...