Near Brownton in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
White Family Massacre
About 1200 feet north-east of this point stood the pioneer log cabin of Samuel White.
There on September 22, 1862, Samuel and his wife Laura, and two children, Susan and Otis were brutally murdered by a small party of Sioux Indians during the outbreak.
The bodies were subsequently interred at Glencoe.
Brownton Snomobile Club
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Location. 44° 43.774′ N, 94° 22.178′ W. Marker is near Brownton, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Marker is on Division Street West (County Highway 32) east of State Highway 15, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownton MN 55312, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 10½ miles away); Hutchinson Stockade (approx. 11.2 miles away); McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park Cupola Restoration Project (approx. 11.4 miles away); Chief Little Crow (approx. 11½ miles away); Eagle City, Minnesota (approx. 13.2 miles away); St Joseph's Church and School (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Regarding White Family Massacre. In 1862, unarmed men, women and children were killed and wounded on their homesteads in surprise attacks by the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," when they waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations.
"...868 men, women, and children perished by actual count. Those killed whose remains were never found and the soldiers and citizens killed or mortally wounded in the hostile engagements with the Indians made the total death list number at least 950."
excerpt from: Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society 1902
Also see . . .
1. Samuel White. Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.)
2. Dakota War of 1862. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.)
3. The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on November 5, 2013.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.