Morton in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Faithful Indians’ Monument
Humanity • Patriotism • Fidelity • Courage
Erected A. D. 1899 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society to commemorate the brave, faithful, and humane conduct of the loyal Indians who saved the lives of white people and were true to their obligations throughout the Sioux War in Minnesota of 1862, and especially to honor the services of those here named.
Other Day – Ampatutokicha
Paul – Mahzakutemanne
Lorenzo Lawrence – Towanetaton
Simon – Anahwangmanne
Mary Crooks – Mahkahta Heiya-win
Maggie Brass – Snana-win
Erected 1899 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society.
Location. 44° 33.153′ N, 94° 58.338′ W. Marker is in Morton, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker can be reached from East Monument Drive half a mile east of Walnut Drive. Touch for map. East Monument Drive is a narrow unpaved road. Marker is in this post office area: Morton MN 56270, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solid Friendships (here, next to this marker); Surrounded at the Coulee (within shouting distance of this marker); Birch Coulee State Monument (within shouting distance of this Caught Unaware! (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1½ miles away); Minnesota's Civil War (approx. 1½ miles away); The Story of the Land (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morton.
Regarding The Faithful Indians' Monument. "In December, 1899, the Minnesota Valley Historical Society completed the erection of a monument in recognition and commemoration of the conduct and services of the Indians who were truly loyal and faithful to the whites during the great Sioux war of 1862. It is believed that this is the only structure of the kind ever erected in the United States."
excerpt from Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society 1902
Also see . . . The History of Renville County. The Faithful Indians' Monument. (Submitted on October 19, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Sioux Indians State Monument
Categories. • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, US Indian •
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