Near Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Sioux Indian Mosaic
.9 of a Mile
An Aricara lookout surprised by a Sioux War party and badly wounded, took flight to warn his kinsmen. He ran about one-half mile and keeled over dead. The Sioux, admiring his bravery, placed a rock for each drop of his blood and a cairn where he died. They signed it with a tribal band insignia of a turtle. The turtle, many of the trail stones remain in place.
Erected 1954 by William Williamson.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 44° 26.037′ N, 100° 21.843′ W. Marker is near Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is on State Highway 1804 0.8 miles west of Grey Goose Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierre SD 57501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turtle Effigy (a few steps from this marker); The Oahe Dam & Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lindbergh Landing Site Oahe Mission (approx. 2 miles away); Oahe Mission School and Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Stilling Basin (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.