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Near Lake Lillian in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath

 
 
US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker
Inscription. The United States Army responded to the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 by carrying out federal government security policies of removing remaining noncombatant Dakota people and pursuing combatants while protecting settled areas. In August 1863, Jesse V. Branham, Sr., William Branham and William and Charles Kruger harvested grain on William Kruger's farm eight miles south of Forest City. They tethered their horses that night and woke the next morning to find their horses missing. They spotted a trail leading to the west towards Kandiyohi County. A group of mounted soldiers followed the trail leading west into this area. Here they found the horses tethered and two Dakota men sound asleep. The soldiers surrounded the Dakotas, and fired a gun. The Dakota awoke fighting and nearly killed or captured the soldiers in a melee before they, themselves, were killed.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by
the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.

 
Erected by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 
US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker
59.212′ N, 94° 53.706′ W. Marker is near Lake Lillian, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on County Highway 8 north of Big Kandi Drive (County Road 132), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is approximately 3 driving miles from the City of Lake Lillian. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Lillian MN 56253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tromso Norsk Evangeliske Kirken (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dalton Johnson Wildlife Area (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Other Day Camp (approx. 5.9 miles away); Carrie Johnson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Capitol Hill (approx. 7.1 miles away); 1873 Blizzard (approx. 7.6 miles away); Whitefield Town Site (approx. 9 miles away); Arndahl Lutheran Church (approx. 11.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake Lillian.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Also see . . .  The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on October 25, 2014.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath Marker
Site where two Dakota were killed by soldiers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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