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Mobridge in Walworth County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sitting Bull

Tatanka Iyotake

 

1834 - 1890

 
Sitting Bull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 18, 2015
1. Sitting Bull Marker
Inscription.
Sitting Bull was born on the Grand River a few miles west of Mobridge. His tragic end came at the very place he was born. He was shot when being arrested because of his alleged involvement with the Ghost Dance craze.

Sitting Bull was originally buried at Fort Yates, ND. On April 8, 1953 surviving relatives with the aid of the Dakota Memorial Association moved his remains to the present location and dedicated the Memorial Burial Site April 11, 1953.


1876 - Victorious at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
1877 - Sought asylum in Canada.
1881 - Returned to the United States.
1885 - Toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

 
Erected by Dakota Memorial Association.
 
Location. 45° 31.011′ N, 100° 29.11′ W. Marker is in Mobridge, South Dakota, in Walworth County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 1806 4 miles south of U.S. 12. Click for map. State Hwy 1806 is pavement to the memorials. Past the memorial the road turns to gravel. Marker is in this post office area: Mobridge SD 57601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Sakakawea (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker.
Sitting Bull Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 18, 2015
2. Sitting Bull Monument
There is a Monument to Sitting Bull located nearby.
 
Also see . . .  Gravesites of Sitting Bull. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Sitting Bull's Grave at Fort Yates image. Click for full size.
By Frank B. Fiske, circa 1906
3. Sitting Bull's Grave at Fort Yates
Photgraph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   3. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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