Near Victory in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Red Bird's Village
June 28, 1827
No. 7 C.V.P. 1930
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 7 CVP.)
Location. 43° 30.794′ N, 91° 12.858′ W. Marker is near Victory, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on The Great River Road (State Highway 35) 2.1 miles north of County Highway UU, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off 0.2 miles south of Hecks Point Road. Marker is in this post office area: De Soto WI 54624, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin's First Nuclear-Fueled Electric Generating Station (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Black Hawks Outpost (approx. 3.7 miles away); La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dams on the Mississippi (approx. Battle of Bad Axe (approx. 3.9 miles away); Black Hawk War (approx. 3.9 miles away); Head of Battle Isle (approx. 4.1 miles away); Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder (approx. 6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Red Bird, Ho-Chunk chief. (Submitted on November 9, 2009.)
2. The Surrender & Captivity of Red Bird. "Red Bird ultimately died in prison later that winter, from an illness. In the spring, the other prisoners were tried and convicted; they were pardoned by President John Quincy Adams on condition that the Ho-Chunk give up rights to their lands south of the Wisconsin River (which had already been illegally occupied by white squatters and miners). The Ho-Chunk agreed, and so ended "The Winnebago War of 1827." (Submitted on November 9, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Solomon Lipcap; Registre Gagnier
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.