Near Stockholm in Pepin County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Duane Doty accompanied the Henry Schoolcraft expedition into this area and on June 3, 1820, Doty wrote in his journal: "It is told that many years since, a young and beautiful Sioux girl was much attached to a young indian of the same band, and who would have married her but for the interference of her relatives. They insisted upon her marrying another one whom she despised, and she contrived to avoid the connexion for near a year. At length her relations, having sent away the young man she loved, on this point they compelled her to marry the one they wished. It was evening, and she had not been united more than an hour, before they missed her from the lodge. Nothing could be found of her until morning, when they discovered her at the foot of this precipice, down which she probably precipitated herself".
Erected 1966 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 157.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off northwest of Stockholm. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm WI 54769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 1.3 miles away in Minnesota); Fort Beauharnois (approx. 1.8 miles away in Minnesota); Frontenac (approx. 2.7 miles away in Minnesota); Wakondiota Park (approx. 2.8 miles away in Minnesota); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away in Minnesota); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 3.1 miles away in Minnesota); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away in Minnesota); The First Settler (approx. 3.6 miles away in Minnesota).
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.