Mobridge in Walworth County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—1834 - 1890 —
Sitting Bull was born on the Grand River a few miles west of Mobridge. His tragic end came at the very place he was born. He was shot when being arrested because of his alleged involvement with the Ghost Dance craze.
Sitting Bull was originally buried at Fort Yates, ND. On April 8, 1953 surviving relatives with the aid of the Dakota Memorial Association moved his remains to the present location and dedicated the Memorial Burial Site April 11, 1953.
1877 - Sought asylum in Canada.
1881 - Returned to the United States. 1885 - Toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Erected by Dakota Memorial Association.
Location. 45° 31.011′ N, 100° 29.11′ W. Marker is in Mobridge, South Dakota, in Walworth County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 1806 4 miles south of U.S. 12. Touch for map. State Hwy 1806 is pavement to the memorials. Past the memorial the road turns to gravel. Marker is in this post office area: Mobridge SD 57601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sakakawea (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honored Leaders A Final Resting Place (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Sakakawea and Lewis & Clark" (approx. 2.4 miles away); "they just did a man's job" (approx. 2.4 miles away); River of Hardship (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark meet the Arikaras (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobridge.
More about this marker. There is a Monument to Sitting Bull located nearby.
Also see . . . Gravesites of Sitting Bull. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 3. submitted on November 13, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.