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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yankton in Yankton County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Charles Francois Picotte


Charles Francois Picotte Marker image. Click for full size.
July 18, 2021
1. Charles Francois Picotte Marker
Inscription.  Born at Ft. Tecumseh (Pierre), the son of Honore Picotte, an American Fur Co. factor and Eagle Woman, he was educated at St. Louis. Marrying a Yancton woman, he became a leader in that Band and was influential in the Treaty of 1858 ceding land and setting up a Reservation. Yankton townsite is a part of his 640 acre allotment. His 1860 home was 200 yards South.
Erected 1960 by Harold Edmunds and State Historical Society. (Marker Number 322.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 42° 52.266′ N, 97° 23.056′ W. Marker is in Yankton, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker is at the intersection of Picotte Street and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Picotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yankton SD 57078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Building at Yankton Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cramer - Kenyon Home (approx.
Charles Francois Picotte Marker on Picotte & 4th image. Click for full size.
July 18, 2021
2. Charles Francois Picotte Marker on Picotte & 4th
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0.3 miles away); First Capitol Building of Dakota Territory (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Territorial Capital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pine Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trial of Jack McCall for Murder of "Wild Bill" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sculpting the Landscape (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yankton.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2021. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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