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Hutchinson in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chief Little Crow

1818-1863

 
 
Chief Little Crow Plaques image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Chief Little Crow Plaques
Inscription.
He fought for the Indian's right
to live in peace in this land.
Gift · Mr. & Mrs. Les Kouba · 1982

Erected 1937
The red of the sunset upon these waters reminds us that all blood is red--even that of the red-skin who fought us for possession of this stream, and in the mist which rises from the river we see the smoke of the pipe of peace between all peoples curling upward from the valley of the Crow.
 
Erected 1982 by Mr. & Mrs. Les C. Kouba.
 
Location. 44° 53.754′ N, 94° 22.205′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue NW west of Main Street North (Minnesota Highway 15), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Eheim Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson MN 55350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cupola Restoration Project (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Hutchinson Stockade (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away);
Chief Little Crow Plaques and Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Chief Little Crow Plaques and Sculpture
Eheim Park · Crow River
a different marker also named Chief Little Crow (approx. 6.2 miles away); St Joseph's Church and School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Daniel A. Cross (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Columban Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutchinson.
 
Regarding Chief Little Crow. On August 18, 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. Reluctantly leading the Dakota into battle was Chief Little Crow. His fighters attacked with speed and surprise, killing nearly everyone in their path.
Most Dakota fighters surrendered on September 26, 1862, after the Battle of Wood Lake. Chief Little Crow fled Minnesota, then later returned. On July 3, 1863, approximately six miles north of here, Little Crow was mortally wounded by bullets fired by a farmer and his son, as Little Crow and his son picked berries in a field.
 
Also see . . .  Little Crow. Wikipedia entry. Legacy. "In 1937, the city of Hutchinson erected a large bronze statue of Little Crow in a
Chief Little Crow Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Chief Little Crow Sculpture
spot overlooking the Crow River near the Main Street bridge access to the downtown business district. In 1982, sculptor Robert Johnson and the sculptor of the original statue, Les Kouba, created an updated statue..." (Submitted on January 4, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Thaóyate Dúta; Taoyateduta
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Sculpture Base image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
4. Sculpture Base
Chief Little Crow
1820-1863
Presented to the city of
Hutchinson
by
Mr. & Mrs. Les C. Kouba
1981
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
5. Nearby Plaque
Eheim Park
Dedicated to Joseph Eheim
June 27, 1947
as a memorial to his long and
faithful service to the people
of Hutchinson and vicinity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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