Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Field Officers' Quarters
Fort Buford State Historic Site
On July 20, 1881, Sitting Bull met in this building with Major David H. Brotherton, Fort Buford's Commanding Officer. At Sitting Bull's side was his young son Crow Foot. Sitting Bull gave his Winchester rifle to Crow Foot and then told him to give the rifle to Major Brotherton.
"I surrender this rifle to you through my young son, who I now desire to teach in this manner, now that he has become a friend of the American people. I wish to teach him the habits of the whites and to have him educated as their sons are educated. I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man in my tribe to surrender my rifle..." -- Sitting Bull, as recorded by Joe Culbertson, Indian Scout.
Erected by State Historical Society of
Location. 47° 59.188′ N, 104° 0.052′ W. Marker is near Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker can be reached from 39th Lane Northwest near 153rd Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williston ND 58801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Infantry Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Telegraph Office (a few steps from this marker); Fort Buford Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Buford State Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Post Trader's Complex (about 500 feet away); Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Dakota Masonic Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Buford State Historic Site.
Also see . . . Tataηka Iyotaηka (Sitting Bull) -- Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center. In May 1877, he led his band to Canada, beyond the reach of the US Army....Four years later, however, Sitting Bull found it nearly impossible to feed his people in a world where the buffalo was almost extinct. So, he moved south to surrender. (Submitted on December 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.