Near St. Peter in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Treaty of Traverse des Sioux Site
the Treaty of
Traverse des Sioux
July 23, 1851
Captain Richard Somers Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Saint Peter, Minnesota
Erected 1913 by Captain Richard Somers Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 44° 21.277′ N, 93° 57.356′ W. Marker is near St. Peter, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from Old Minnesota Avenue west of Minnesota Avenue (U.S. 169). Click for map. A small parking lot is just west of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Peter MN 56082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux (here, next to this marker); The Old French Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); A River Crossroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exploring the River Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fur Trader Louis Provencalle The Rush for Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ministering to the Dakota (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archaeology (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Peter.
Regarding Treaty of Traverse des Sioux Site. Government officials established a camp here to negotiate a treaty with representatives of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Sioux for almost twenty-four million acres called the Suland.
Also see . . .
1. The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux Site. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
2. Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. Wikipedia entry. "The Wahpeton and Sisseton bands ceded their lands in southern and western Minnesota Territory, along with some lands in Iowa and Dakota Territory." (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
3. Traverse des Sioux. Wikipedia entry. "Formerly a Minnesota state park, the site of the old settlement and river ford is now a State Historic Site and a Minnesota State Monument, and is on the National Register of Historic Places." (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
4. Oklahoma State University Library. Treaty with the Sioux. (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.