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Near Victory in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Red Bird's Village

June 28, 1827

 
 
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By Keith L, October 7, 2009
1. Site of Red Bird's Village Marker
Inscription. First Battle of the Bad Ax was fought opposite, between 37 Winnebagos, on Minnesota and Wisconsin islands, and crew of keel boat O.H. Perry grounded on sandbar. Fatalities: 4 whites, 7 Indians. The same day Red Bird killed Lip Cap and Gagnier at Prairie du Chein. He died in prison there.

No. 7 C.V.P. 1930
 
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 7 CVP.)
 
Location. 43° 30.794′ N, 91° 12.858′ W. Marker is near Victory, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on The Great River Road (State Highway 35) 2.1 miles north of County Highway UU, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off 0.2 miles south of Hecks Point Road. Marker is in this post office area: De Soto WI 54624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin's First Nuclear-Fueled Electric Generating Station (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Black Hawks Outpost (approx. 3.7 miles away); La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dams on the Mississippi (approx.
Site of Red Bird's Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
2. Site of Red Bird's Village Marker
3.8 miles away); Battle of Bad Axe (approx. 3.9 miles away); Black Hawk War (approx. 3.9 miles away); Head of Battle Isle (approx. 4.1 miles away); Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Bird, Ho-Chunk chief. (Submitted on November 9, 2009.)
2. The Surrender & Captivity of Red Bird. "Red Bird ultimately died in prison later that winter, from an illness. In the spring, the other prisoners were tried and convicted; they were pardoned by President John Quincy Adams on condition that the Ho-Chunk give up rights to their lands south of the Wisconsin River (which had already been illegally occupied by white squatters and miners). The Ho-Chunk agreed, and so ended "The Winnebago War of 1827." (Submitted on November 9, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Solomon Lipcap; Registre Gagnier
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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