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Near Currie in Murray County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Slaughter Slough Waterfowl Production Area

 
 
Slaughter Slough Waterfowl Production Area marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, May 28, 2011
1. Slaughter Slough Waterfowl Production Area marker
Inscription.  
This site is the approximate location of a battle which occurred on August 20, 1862, between Dakota (Sioux) Indians and settlers fleeing to New Ulm from their cabins along Lake Shetek. This tragic encounter claimed the lives of at least two Dakota warriors and fourteen settlers, which included men, woman and children. Most of the fourteen died in this immediate area.

Eleven settlers, all women and children were also taken captive. One child died in captivity, another child and adult later escaped. Through the heroic efforts of ten young Teton Lakota boys, the remaining eight captives were later rescued just north of what is now Mobridge, South Dakota.

This site is now part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and is managed to benefit wildlife with an emphasis on waterfowl production.
 
Erected 2003 by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational AreasWars, US IndianWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1862.
 
Location. 44° 5.147′ 

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N, 95° 37.133′ W. Marker is near Currie, Minnesota, in Murray County. Marker can be reached from 225th Avenue, 0.4 miles north of 161st Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the end of a short mowed trail leading northwest from the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1615 225th Ave, Currie MN 56123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reconciliation Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Currie Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tragedy Surrounds Smith Lake on August 20, 1862 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Shetek Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Avoca (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Tracy Tornado Tree / Tracy Tornado Clock (approx. 10.6 miles away); Tracy Tornado Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Old Soldier (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Currie.
 
Slaughter Slough monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, May 28, 2011
2. Slaughter Slough monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2021, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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