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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mobridge, South Dakota
Location of Mobridge, South Dakota
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When Jedediah was 23 years of age he went to St. Louis and enlisted with General William H. Ashley as an employee of the Rocky Mountain Fur co. In 1823 he was with Ashley and a party of 90 trappers, traders, and boatmen when . . . — — Map (db m113352) HM|
In the summer of 1823, two of the first battles between Indians and Whites in South Dakota took place as a result of the desire for revenge. The conflicts began when the Arikara (Sahnish), living along the Missouri River at the time, blamed . . . — — Map (db m113317) HM|
Welcome to the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway, an 86 mile route which follows a stretch of highway that climbs up and down the stunning Missouri River breaks and runs past buffalo herds and eagle's nests. History comes . . . — — Map (db m113315) HM|
|Sakakawea won her place in history as the indomitable guide of Lewis and Clark on their trip to the Pacific in 1805. She was a member of the Shoshoni tribe dwelling near the Big Horn mountains in Montana. In one of the frequent tribal conflicts she . . . — — Map (db m127089) HM|
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 . . . — — Map (db m127088) HM|
"This village is built upon an open prairie, and the gracefully undulating hills the rise in the distance behind it are everywhere covered with a verdant green turf, without a tree or a bush anywhere to be seen. This view was taken from the . . . — — Map (db m113316) HM|
Although extensive trade networks were always part of the economies of the indigenous Tribes in North America, the trade in furs between Native peoples and European traders emerged as the major tribal industry on the Missouri River from the . . . — — Map (db m113318) HM|
In 1882, a dramatic rescue of white captives held by a band of hostile Santee
Sioux, took place near this spot. A group of eleven young Teton Sioux boys left
Ft. Pierre on a cold November day determined to overtake and meet with the . . . — — Map (db m112090) HM|
In 1906, one hundred years after the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through this area, Milwaukee Railroad crews labored to build a bridge across the Missouri River. They carefully worked, balancing themselves on high metal beams as the . . . — — Map (db m112089) HM|
One of the most notable women in American History may well be Sakakawea. A Shoshoni Indian girl named Sakakawea, acted as an interpreter while traveling with the Corps of Discovery on their way to and from the Pacific Ocean. As the Corps headed . . . — — Map (db m112141) HM|
Near present-day Mobridge, South Dakota, Captain William Clark wrote in his journal that he saw "White bear" tracks. These tracks, which are "…3 times as large as a mans track…" were actually from a grizzly bear.
During the entire . . . — — Map (db m112150) HM|
During the Indian uprisings in Minnesota in 1862, a band of Santee Sioux Indians took several white women and children captive. They brought them to an area near here, opposite the mouth of the Grand River in present-day Walworth County, South . . . — — Map (db m112137) HM|
In 1806, not long after Lewis and Clark passed through this area, a young man was born in a Village near the Grand River (near present-day Mobridge, South Dakota). This young man, known as Sitting Bull, was a famous Sioux medicine man and . . . — — Map (db m112116) HM|
Captain William Clark enlisted his slave, York, as one of the members of the Corps of Discovery. York grew up in Virginia with Clark and traveled with the party during the entire journey to the Pacific Ocean and back to St. Louis, Missouri.
. . . — — Map (db m112155) HM|
| Here on Sept. 9, 1807 Ensign Nathaniel Pryor attempting of return Big White, Mandan Chief, to his people was stopped and had 19 Casualties in the First battle with Indians in South Dakota. — — Map (db m112092) HM|
| A bit of history lies under the water behind Oahe Dam. Before the dam was built many islands and sandbars were commonly found along the Missouri River. When the Corps of Discovery traveled along this river on the way to the Pacific Ocean they . . . — — Map (db m112088) HM|
Leadership in the American Indian culture is much different than the Euro-American views. Unlike the Euro-American concept of a formal majority vote to select a leader, American Indians were made leaders by those who simply chose to follow them. . . . — — Map (db m112118) HM|
Here on October 9-12, 1804 Lewis & Clark counseled and sojourned with the Aricara Indians and were again here on their return from the Pacific on August 21-22, 1806. — — Map (db m112106) HM|
By the 1500s, the descendants of the Skiri Pawnee People, the Arikara (or Ree) Indians, inhabited this area. Twelve village bands lived along the Missouri River in present-day South Dakota. Three of the villages were near the mouth of the . . . — — Map (db m112108) HM|
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery' to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — — Map (db m112122) HM|
Lewis and Clark
The Lewis a nd Clark Expedition, officially the Corps of Discovery, was in what is now South Dakota from August 21 to October 14, 1804 and from August 21 to September 4, 1806.
While here they would make numerous . . . — — Map (db m112145) HM|
The People of South Dakota
November 12, 1924
Built under the Direction of
The State Highway Commission
Governor W.H. McMaster - Chairman
Made possible by loans to the State of South Dakota . . . — — Map (db m112105) HM|
Here on Sept. 12, 1809 Pierre Choteau Managed to Pass the Aricara with Big White.
Here in June - July 1811 Manuel Lisa & Astorians joined forced, Pacified and traded with the Aricara — — Map (db m112107) HM|
|Dedicated to the early settlers of the Mobridge area, Revheim Park is named for Mons J. Revheim who established a homestead on this site in 1881. During the Great Dakota Boom of 1878-1887, thousands of landseekers headed for western Dakota Territory . . . — — Map (db m154041) HM|
This wide, low moving, Missouri River of today is quite different from when the Corps of Discovery navigated in then torrent waters in 1804. Lewis and Clark fought against the strong current, using ropes to pull the boat upstream. By the time . . . — — Map (db m112114) HM|