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Near Porcupine in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chief Big Foot Surrenders

 
 
Chief Big Foot Surrenders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 18, 2019
1. Chief Big Foot Surrenders Marker
Inscription.  

East 1/2 mile from this point on the old Cherry Creek - Pine Ridge Trail, Chief Big Foot (Spotted Elk) and his Minneconjou, wagon Horse band, with some forty braves and Sitting Bull's Hunkpapa band was intercepted and surrended on December 28, 1890 to Major Samuel M. Whiteside, 7th U.S. Cavalry. The band was escorted to Wounded Knee, where they camped for the night under guard. Big Foot who was ill was attended by the army physician that night.

Delineator - Irving R. Pond and Herbert Clifford
Stanley S. Walker Supv. Highway Engr.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 43° 12.763′ N, 102° 20.121′ W. Marker is near Porcupine, South Dakota, in Oglala Lakota County. Marker is on Big Foot Trail 13 miles north of Highway 18. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: BIA-27, Porcupine SD 57772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Massacre of Wounded Knee (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chief Big Foot Massacre Monument
Chief Big Foot Surrenders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 18, 2019
2. Chief Big Foot Surrenders Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Wounded Knee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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