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South Saint Paul in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kaposia Village

 
 
Kaposia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
1. Kaposia Village Marker
Inscription. Here on the Mendota Trail from 1839 to 1852 stood the Sioux village of the Little Crow family. An attempted Chippewa attack in 1842 precipitated the Battle of Kaposia across the river. After the Treaty of Mendota in 1851 the band moved up the Minnesota River to the Lower Sioux Agency region near Redwood.

[seal of the Minnesota Historical Society]
[seal of the State of Minnesota, Department of Highways]

 
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Department of Highways.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 54.837′ N, 93° 3.284′ W. Marker is in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker is at the intersection of Butler Avenue (County Highway 4) and North Concord Street (State Highway 156) on Butler Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Saint Paul MN 55075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swift & Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Stockyards (approx. 2.3 miles away); Armour & Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lambert's Landing
Kaposia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
2. Kaposia Village Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); The Reverend Lucien Galtier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (approx. 2.7 miles away); History of Saint Paul (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jacob Fahlstrom (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glimpses of Kaposia – The Village of Little Crow. (Submitted on May 26, 2010.)
2. Dakota Burial Sites. "The Kaposia people buried their dead on the bluffs immediately uphill from the village site. Nothing remains of Kaposia. Two historical markers along North Concord Street commemorate the village. One is in the parking lot of the former Cenex building (1825 North Concord Street) and the other is at the intersection of Butler Avenue and North Concord Street." (Submitted on May 26, 2010.) 

3. Kaposia Village Site. Dakota County Historical Society Website. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Kaposia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
3. Kaposia Village Marker
Nearby Kaposia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
4. Nearby Kaposia Village Marker
Area site of Kaposia Indian Village 1839-1852
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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