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Near Brownton in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

White Family Massacre

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. White Family Massacre Marker
Inscription.  
     About 1200 feet north-east of this point stood the pioneer log cabin of Samuel White.

     There on September 22, 1862, Samuel and his wife Laura, and two children, Susan and Otis were brutally murdered by a small party of Sioux Indians during the outbreak.

     The bodies were subsequently interred at Glencoe.

Dedicated to the Brownton Area Pioneers - July 1982


In Appreciation
Brownton Snomobile Club
Rickert Excavating
Kloempken Construction, Inc.

 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 43.774′ N, 94° 22.178′ W. Marker is near Brownton, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Memorial is on Division Street West (County Highway 32) east of State Highway 15, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownton MN 55312, 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. Brownton Veterans Memorial
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. White Family Massacre Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 10˝ miles away); Hutchinson Stockade (approx. 11.2 miles away); McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 11.4 miles away); Cupola Restoration Project (approx. 11.4 miles away); Chief Little Crow (approx. 11˝ miles away); Sibley County, Minnesota Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Eagle City, Minnesota (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
Regarding White Family Massacre. In 1862, unarmed men, women and children were killed and wounded on their homesteads in surprise attacks by the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," when they waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations.
"...868 men, women, and children perished by actual count. Those killed whose remains were never found and the soldiers and citizens killed or mortally wounded in the hostile engagements with the Indians made the total death list number at least 950."
excerpt from: Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society 1902
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel White. Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.) 

2. Dakota War of 1862
White Family Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. White Family Massacre Marker
looking northeast
. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.) 

3. The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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