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John Other Day

 
 
John Other Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. John Other Day Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
John Other Day
Noble Sioux Chieftain
who piloted 62 whites
to safety in the
Outbreak of 1862

"I commend him to the care of a just God and a liberal government" Maj. T. J. Galbraith.
 
Erected 1927 by Sibley Post No. 74 American Legion.
 
Location. 44° 31.689′ N, 93° 54.546′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Minnesota, in Sibley County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 19) west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Memorial is located at the Henderson Community Building / Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center, the former 1879 Sibley County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Main Street, Henderson MN 56044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meet Joseph R. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); A place of big plans and broken dreams... (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center (within shouting distance of this marker); August F. Poehler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation
John Other Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. John Other Day Marker
north side of marker
Erected by Sibley Post No. 74 American Legion 1927
(about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Joseph R. Brown State Monument (approx. mile away); The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anpetutokeca (John Other Day). The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. "Anpetutokeca, also known as John Other Day, was born in about 1819 in present-day Nicollet County. He was a leader of a small band of Wahpeton Dakota farmers living on the reservation near the Upper Agency with his wife, Roseanne." (Submitted on August 27, 2013.) 

2. John Other Day. The Dakota Conflict Trials. "The brave man, knowing full well that the lives of many whites depended upon him, now hurried as rapidly as he could to the Upper Agency, which was most distantly located from all places of refuge. He saved the lives of sixty men, women and children, by taking them along remote paths through the prairie to a place of safety." (Submitted on August 27, 2013.) 

3. John Other Day. The Sioux Uprising of 1862. "Congress rewarded Other Day for his efforts in rescuing the 62 people from New Ulm. He was given $2,500 for his efforts. The reward was actually supposed to be $10,000, but Congress amended it to be the lesser amount. Although the country considered what he did a heroic act,
John Other Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. John Other Day Marker
Henderson City Hall / Community Building
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center
the Sioux did not see his act the same way..." (Submitted on August 27, 2013.) 

4. John Other Day. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 27, 2013.) 
 
Additional keywords. Anpetu-Tokeka; Anpetutokeca; Am-pa-tu To-ki-cha
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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