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Near Kandiyohi in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Other Day Camp

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
1. John Other Day Camp Marker
Inscription. John Other Day, a Dakota who disagreed with the decision to go to war with the Whites, led a party of sixty-two white men, women and children out of danger when the Dakota attacked the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls. The party left the Agency at daybreak on August 19, 1862, and camped at this site that evening. This site was the home of Charles Peterson. Peterson and Gustaf Johnson were the only persons at this site when the refugees arrived. Their house provided a food supply and other provisions for the refugees for the remainder of their journey. The group reached Shakopee on August 22, 1862 with only one casualty. The night the refugees camped here, Stewart B. Garvie died of wounds received in the Agency attack. His body is buried in Cedar City.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by
the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.

 
Erected by the State of Minnesota and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 3.961′ N, 94° 
John Other Day Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
2. John Other Day Camp Marker
56.471′ W. Marker is near Kandiyohi, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on County Highway 8 half a mile south of 52nd Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 4.5 miles south of Kandiyohi. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Lillian MN 56253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrie Johnson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Capitol Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Whitefield Town Site (approx. 4.8 miles away); US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath (approx. 5.9 miles away); Great Northern Railway Engine No. 2523 (approx. 6.3 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Robbins Island (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kandiyohi.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Regarding John Other Day Camp. In August 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. After attacking the Redwood (Lower Sioux) Agency, a remote government outpost, the Dakota moved with speed and surprise in southwestern Minnesota and what was then eastern
John Other Day Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
3. John Other Day Camp Marker
Dakota Territory, killing nearly everyone in their path. They killed approximately 800 settlers and soldiers, took many prisoners, and caused extensive property damage throughout the Minnesota River Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Other Day. The Sioux Uprising of 1862. (Submitted on August 29, 2014.) 

2. John Other Day. Dakota Conflict Trials. (Submitted on August 29, 2014.) 

3. Hundreds of settlers killed in attacks. Minnesota Public Radio. "...until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it was the highest civilian wartime toll in U.S. history." (Submitted on August 29, 2014.) 

4. Stewart B. Garvie. Find A Grave. Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minnesota. (Submitted on August 29, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Yellow Medicine (Upper Sioux) Agency; U.S.–Dakota War of 1862
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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