Hutchinson in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Chief Little Crow
to live in peace in this land.
Gift · Mr. & Mrs. Les Kouba · 1982
Erected 1982 by Mr. & Mrs. Les C. Kouba.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian.
Location. 44° 53.754′ N, 94° 22.205′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Memorial is on 3rd Avenue NW west of Main Street North (Minnesota Highway 15), on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Eheim Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson MN 55350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cupola Restoration Project (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Hutchinson Stockade American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Chief Little Crow (approx. 6.2 miles away); St Joseph's Church and School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Daniel A. Cross (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Columban Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutchinson.
Regarding Chief Little Crow. On August 18, 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. Reluctantly leading the Dakota into battle was Chief Little Crow. His fighters attacked with speed and surprise, killing nearly everyone in their path.
Most Dakota fighters surrendered on September 26, 1862, after the Battle of Wood Lake. Chief Little Crow fled Minnesota, then later returned. On July 3, 1863, approximately six miles north of here, Little Crow was mortally wounded by bullets fired by a farmer and his son, as Little Crow and his son picked berries in a field.
Also see . . . Little Crow. Wikipedia entry. Legacy. (Submitted on January 4, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Thaóyate Dúta; Taoyateduta
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.