Near Fort Thompson in Buffalo County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Spirit of the Circle Monument Stone
In memory of the Dakota whose lives were taken at Fort Thompson in 1863, these were the innocent exiled from Minnesota, who suffered hardship and sickness at this camp.
The stone that stands here, reminds us of the land from which you came.
May we all walk with the Great Spirit in prayer.
Erected 2001 by the Gordon Weston Lodge of the American Indian Veterans, Flandreau, S.D, Martin Bernard Commander; text by Hereditary Chief Ernest Wabasha, Mdewakonton Dakota.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 44° 3.591′ N, 99° 27.358′ W. Marker is near Fort Thompson, South Dakota, in Buffalo County. Memorial is on State Highway 47 just north of Lower Road, on the left when traveling north. The memorial stands at Big Bend Dam, found across the bridge just west of Fort Thompson Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Thompson SD 57339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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