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Near Vineland in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Izatys

Vineland Historical Marker

 
 
Izatys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martha Decker, May 30, 2009
1. Izatys Marker
MNDOT Designation: Vineland Historical Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity stood the grand Sioux village of Izatys where Duluth planted the French arms on July 2, 1679.

The settlement was visited by Father Hennepin in 1680. About 1750 the Chippewa moving westward from Lake Superior, captured the village, and by this decisive battle drove the Sioux permanently into southern Minnesota.
 
Erected 1952 by Minnesota Department of Highways (MHD). (Marker Number ML-KAN-006.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 9.8′ N, 93° 45.55′ W. Marker is near Vineland, Minnesota, in Mille Lacs County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 169 and Vineland Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 169. Click for map. The marker is on the western shore of Mille Lacs Lake. The site is on the Mille Lacs Reservation and within Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Onamia MN 56359, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Mille Lacs Walleye (approx. 9.5 miles away); William A. Tauer (approx. 9.6 miles away); Mille Lacs Lake (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Izatys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martha Decker, May 30, 2009
2. Izatys Marker
MNDOT Designation: Vineland Historical Marker
According to MNDOT, prior to the erection of the stone marker, a 3' by 5' white steel sign with black lettering was at this site. It had been erected as early as 1930 by the first joint trunk highway marking program that was established by the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Department of Highways in 1929. The text of the steel sign was identical to the text of the current marker.

The current site was developed in 1952 by the Minnesota Department of Highways. The plans were drawn in February of 1952. Two stone and concrete benches originally in front of the marker are currently missing.

The granite for the marker was obtained from a quarry near Isle, a community located on the southeastern shore of Mille Lacs Lake.
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota DOT page for this marker. Included on this page is a brief description of the marker and the history behind it. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota.) 
 
Additional keywords. Ojibwe Ojibway Dakota
 
Categories. 20th CenturyExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 1,405 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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