Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Whipholt in Cass County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sugar Point Battle

 
 
Sugar Point Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2003
1. Sugar Point Battle Marker
Inscription. When a federal marshal with about 100 troops of the 3rd Infantry tried to arrest the Chippewa Chief Bugonaygeshig at Sugar Point opposite here on the northeast shore of the lake, a sharp fight occurred October 5, 1898. The whites lost 7 killed and 16 wounded and the arrest was never accomplished.
 
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society & State of Minnesota Department of Highways.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 3.005′ N, 94° 21.426′ W. Marker is in Whipholt, Minnesota, in Cass County. Marker is on State Highway 200 0.3 miles east of County Route 165, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at a roadside stop on Whipholt Beach Road (Maple Leaf Drive) on the north side of Minnesota Hwy 200. Marker is in this post office area: Walker MN 56484, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a large and well-weathered metal plaque atop a stonework pedistal. It overlooks Leech Lake to the north.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Sugar Point. The very last battle of the Indian Wars. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Battle of Sugar Point on Leech Lake
Sugar Point Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2003
2. Sugar Point Battle Marker
Looking north across Leech Lake toward the battle site on the opposite side.
. Northern MN historian, Cecelia McKeig, talks about the causes of the last 19th century armed conflict between the U.S. Government and American Indians. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Chief Bug O Na Geshig and Battle of Sugar Point. When the Chief escaped after being arrested it caused the last battle on the North American continent between the U.S. Cavalry and the Indians in October of 1898. This began the co-existence of the lumbermen and Indians in Minnesota. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement