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

Little Crow's Camp

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. Little Crow's Camp Marker
Inscription. The Dakota nation established campsites in Kandiyohi County to hunt and fish. Little Crow's campsite located here was used for that purpose. Little Crow was born Taoyateduta about 1810 in the Mdewakanton Dakota village of Kaposia. Little Crow later became chief of his village after his father's death in 1846. Little Crow signed the Treaty at Taverse Des Sioux in 1851. He went with the Dakota delegation to Washington D.C. in 1858 to convince the U.S. Government to follow through on the previous treaty terms. Through the treaties with the U.S. Government, the Dakota were left with a small portion of land south of the Minnesota River. Little Crow played an important role in the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862 by serving as the leader for the Dakota warriors.

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 through the Minnesota Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 15.6′ N, 94° 56.973′ W. Marker is near Spicer, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi
Little Crow's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. Little Crow's Camp Marker
County. Marker is on 140th Avenue Northeast half a mile west of State Highway 23, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the east side of Nest Lake at Camp Sanderson. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7066 140th Avenue NE, Spicer MN 56288, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Spicer (approx. 1.7 miles away); This Historical Inclosure (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lundborg-Broberg State Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); The West Lake Massacre (approx. 2.6 miles away); Victory Dance (approx. 2.7 miles away); Origin Of Crow River Dam and Mills (approx. 2.8 miles away); Early History of New London (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spicer.
 
More about this marker. 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. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Also see . . .  Dakota Indian Fact Sheet. (Submitted on October 30, 2014.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S.–Dakota War of 1862
Little Crow's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. Little Crow's Camp Marker

 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Little Crow's Camp image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
4. Little Crow's Camp
Chief Little Crow's band used this campsite often when hunting in this area. Traces of the camp remain. Site 203.
140th Avenue Northeast image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
5. 140th Avenue Northeast
Marker can be seen along the left side of the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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