Fort Yates in Sioux County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
He was influential in the destruction of Custer’s forces at the Little Big Horn. His insistence that his people be allowed to participate in the ghost dances of the late 1880’s eventually led to his being murdered by Indian police in an attempted arrest at Standing Rock on December 15, 1890. He was sought after by his people for his wise counsel and support for their activities.
He as buried here but his grave has been vandalized many times. This marker is directly over the grave site.
Erected 1963 by North Dakata State Historical Society.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1891.
Location. 46° 5.362′ N, 100° 38.044′ W. Marker is in Fort Yates, North Dakota, in Sioux County. Memorial is on Dike Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Yates ND 58538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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