Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Four days later an infant was found alive in a snow bank beneath the frozen body of her mother. Named Zintkala Nuni (Lost Bird), the child became General Leonard Colby's trophy of war.
Lost Bird attended All Saints School for girls in Sioux Falls in 1904. She made steady progress under Headmistress Helen Peabody, but because her adopted father failed to pay her tuition, she was unable to return for a second year.
Raised in non-Indian society but always drawn toward her Lakota heritage, Lost Bird lived a brief, turbulent life. She died in 1920 in California and was buried there. In 1991 her remains were repatriated and buried at the Wounded Knee massacre site.
Erected 2005 by Minnehaha County Historical Society, The South Dakota Humanities Council, and in Honor of Renee Sansom Flood, and Thomas A. Blake in Honor of Jami Blake.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Women.
Location. 43° 32.255′ N, 96° 43.648′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is on W 17th Street 0.1 miles west of S Phillips Ave, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 S Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Glory to Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Government Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First School House 1873 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pillars of the Nation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lady Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Jonas Lien (approx. half a mile away); Helen Gale McKennan (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
Also see . . . Zintkala Nuni (Lost Bird). (Submitted on April 10, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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