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Near Morton in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce

Mdewakanton Repatriation Burial Site

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce Marker
Inscription.
  De oyanke ed Mdwakanton Dakota wicantancan ehdakupi kin hena wicaliapi.

  Hena 1862 U.S. - Dakota okicize iyohakab tamakoce etan wicakaliapi.

  Dena oyate wicatancan ehdakupi he, he Dakota tona waniyetu ota, Minisota Makobaspe oitancan yankapi ka nakun Minisota ikcewicasta ateyapi hena ko ahtanipi onken hena ahtanipi un dehan he woyustan.

  Tona akihde ehdakupi un, Cansayapi Mdewakanton oyanke wicatancan wikcemna sahdogan sampa hunka wicayapi tamakoce ta wicahdohdipi okihipi.

  1862 U.S. - Dakota okicize he oko sakpe wotehi, he ecin he waniyetu ota Dakota ka wasicun oyate tokeca ka tunkasidayapi hena kokicipa unpi.

  Okicize etanhan taku tehiya icage kinhe Dakota wicota ehanna tamakoce etanhan iyayekiyapi kais sampa wiyohpeyata kiya wicakahapapi.

  Dena kakota kin unsika tapi kinhan hena tuktekted ounyanpi eda wicaliapi. E'es Minisota ehanna tamakoce tawapi etu sni.

  Tona ded wicahapi kin hena Dakotapi. Hena South Dakota ka Nebraska heciya tipi ka heciya tapi.

  Tka wicatancan wanji he okidutatunpi kinhe, itancan Mahpiya Oki Najin (Stands in the Midst of Clouds) (Cut Nose) he ee. Cankapopawi wikcemna num sakpe, omaka 1862 he, Makato ed, Dakota wicasta wikcemna yamni sahdogan otke wicayapi kinhe itancan Mahpiya Oki Najin wanji ee. Hena okicize
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Mdewakanton Repatriation Burial Site Marker
north (back) side of marker
icunhan taku wosice ecunpi iyawicaunpapi ka wicayacopi.

  Otke wicayapi iyokaham, pejuta wicasta Makato ka otunwe kiyeda wanke kin hena etanhanpi, Dakota wicasta tancan kin hena manupi ka waniyetu ota hena wicatancan wounspekiya ka pejuta woiyukcan ed wicahnakapi.

  De Dakota wikcemna yamni sahdogan otke wicayapi he etan itancan Mahpiya Oki Najin he ee ka nakun wicatancan num he ehdakupi ka yuonihanyan wicahapi.

  Dehan Dakota wicatancan ota hunka tamakoceta ehdakupi. Tka hinah wicatancan ota ehdakupi ka yuonihanyan, wakan wicolian ohna wicahapi kta akipapi.


translation on back side of marker

  Near here are buried the repatriated remains of Mdewakanton Dakota. Many Dakota cooperatively worked for years with the State of Minnesota, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council to repatriate these remains. Used in an American Indian context, to repatriate means to return to the place of one's ancestry. The Lower Sioux Mdewakanton Community has returned the remains of more than 80 of their ancestors to their homeland through multiple repatriations.

  The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a six week struggle, resulted from many years of uneasy interaction between Dakota, Euro-Americans and the U.S. government. A devastating result of the War was that the majority of the
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce Marker
Dakota either left their traditional homelands or were forcibly exiled to areas farther west. When these Dakota died, they were buried in the area of their most recent residence rather than their ancestral homelands in Minnesota.

  Most of the Dakota whose remains are buried here resided in South Dakota or Nebraska at the time of their death. The remains of Chief Marpiya Oki Najin (Cut Nose) are of special concern to the Dakota. Chief Marpiya Oki Najin was one of thirty-eight Dakota men hanged at Mankato on December 26, 1862, for alleged crimes they committed during the War. After the hanging, doctors from Mankato and nearby towns stole the bodies of the dead Dakota men. For many years, the bodies were used for medical research and anatomical studies. Chief Marpiya Oki Najin's and those of two others, are the only known remains of the thirty-eight Dakota hanged in Mankato, to be recovered and properly buried.

  While the remains of many of the Dakota have been repatriated to their ancestral homelands, the remains of many more are still awaiting repatriation and burial in a respectful manner with proper Dakota ceremonies.

seal of The Minnesota Historical Society, Instituted 1849
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society
2000

 
Erected 2000 by the Minnesota
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
4. Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce Marker
Burials are beyond the marker and fence.
Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 32.058′ N, 94° 59.73′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker can be reached from Reservation Road 101 0.1 miles east of Reservation Highway 1. Click for map. Marker is north of the Saint Cornelias Episcopal Church in the Lower Sioux Indian Community. No entry into the cemetery by any unauthorized person. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38907 Reservation Road 101, 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. Lower Sioux Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Cornelia's Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Repatriation Monument (about 400 feet away); Robert's Trading Post Site (approx. 1.5 miles away); Forbes' Trading Post Site (approx. 1.5 miles away); Caught Unaware! (approx. 1.6 miles away); Myrick's Trading Post Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Remains of Hon. J.W. Lynde (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morton.
 
Also see . . .  Lower Sioux Indian Community. (Submitted on November 12, 2013.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
5. Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce Marker
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
6. Road to Marker
Marker can be seen in the distance at the end of the road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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