Near Morton in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Court Martial Site
in which upwards of
100 Sioux Indians were
tried by Court Martial
sentenced to death
Erected 1898 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society.
Location. 44° 31.601′ N, 94° 57.717′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker is on County Highway 2 0.2 miles east of Porter Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32469 Redwood County Highway 2, Morton MN 56270, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Remains of Hon. J.W. Lynde (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Myrick's Trading Post Site (about 700 feet away); Forbes' Trading Post Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert's Trading Post Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Redwood Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Repatriation Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Cornelia's Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morton.
More about this marker. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by
The Minnesota Valley Historical Society was composed of citizens of Renville and Redwood counties, that contracted with the Peterson Granite Company of St. Paul, to identify and mark historic sites. "As time passes the exact sites of many or these memorable incidents are liable to be lost, and the society wisely concluded to locate and mark them now, while there are living witnesses and other competent authorities to designate them."
source: New Ulm Review; January 27, 1897
Also see . . .
1. Dakota War of 1862. Wikipedia entry. "The Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, (and the Dakota Uprising, the Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux (also known as eastern Dakota). It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota." (President Abraham Lincoln commuted the death sentences of 264 prisoners, but he allowed the execution of 38 men.) (Submitted on August 16, 2013.)
2. Lower Sioux Indian Community. (Submitted on August 16, 2013.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
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