Hutchinson in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This tablet marks the site of a stockade built by the Settlers Of Hutchinson And Vicinity For Protection Against The Sioux Indians. Sept. 4, 1862, Chief Little Crow's band attacked the stockade and was repulsed.
Location. 44° 53.528′ N, 94° 22.085′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue East and Hassan Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east on Washington Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is in Library Square north of the Hutchinson Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Hassan Street Southeast, Hutchinson MN 55350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cupola Restoration Project (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Little Crow (approx. ¼ mile away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Chief Little Crow (approx. 6½ miles away); St Joseph's Church and School Daniel A. Cross (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Columban Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutchinson.
Regarding Hutchinson Stockade. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. During the U.S.–Dakota War, several hundred settlers had taken refuge at the Hutchinson stockade (a timber fort).
Also see . . .
1. Sketches of the History of Hutchinson 1901. The Attack at Hutchinson. "Soon the Indians were seen circling around the town in all directions, except to the south. From the point where they were first seen to Chelsey's at the southeast corner of the town, there was a continuous line of them..." (Submitted on November 7, 2013.)
2. Dakota War of 1862. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 7, 2013.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.