Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Big Sioux River Valley
Lewis & Clark Expedition
(This refers to Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota.)
The expedition made their return passage through here on Sept. 4, 1806.
You are looking out on the valley of the Big Sioux and Missouri Rivers. In 1804, the Missouri passed the mouth of the Big Sioux and swung
Erected by Iowa Dept. of Natural Services, National Park Service, State Historical Society of Iowa, and REAP Historical Resource Grant.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 42° 33.276′ N, 96° 28.159′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker can be reached from Stone State Park Drive 0.6 miles west of Talbot Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the Elk Point Overlook in Stone State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prairies in the Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); An American Treasure (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native Peoples of the Loess (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geology Wonders (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Settlement to State Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prospect Hill (approx. 5 miles away); The Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 5.1 miles away); M.V. Sergeant Floyd (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
Also see . . .
1. Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition: August 21, 1804. (Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Pipestone National Monument. For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe's smoke carries one's prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipemaking continue here today. (Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Stone State Park. Native Americans were the first humans to inhabit the area now known as Stone Park. The Dakota Sioux were the last Native American group to inhabit what is now northwest Iowa. They inhabited the area when Lewis and Clark ascended the Missouri River in 1804 and passed close to Stone Park. (Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.