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Address: Kulm, ND
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  Site of the 1863 attack by the white men on the Sioux Indians, which...

  Site of the 1863 attack by the white men on the Sioux Indians, which resulted in the death of 300 Indians.

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One of the most saddest Native American massacre sites in history

In September 1863, an summer expedition of American soldiers led by General Alfred Sully - which was dedicated to punish the Dakota Sioux Indians responsible for the 1862 Sioux... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In September 1863, an summer expedition of American soldiers led by General Alfred Sully - which was dedicated to punish the Dakota Sioux Indians responsible for the 1862 Sioux Uprising - stumbled upon a group of innocent Santee Sioux, many of whom were women and children, in present-day southeastern North Dakota. The whites opened fire on these natives, in retribution... More 

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Sasebo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

On Sep. 3, 1863, the 6th Iowa Cavalry and the 2nd Nebraska led by General Alfred Sully attacked a tipi camp of Sioux Indians in what was called the bloodiest conflict to ever be fought on North Dakota soil. You can read all about it here; http://theusgenweb.org/nd/dickey/chap3.htm Located just down the road from my folks' house, I have been a... More 

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Ashley, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Was there for a renactment and it was amazing to see the grounds leave a little to be desired and the hoouse that kept a lot of history was robbed some time ago so a lot of the history is missing

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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

I have really mixed feelings about the place. It is a spectacular setting and view, and nicely kept grounds (grass mowed), but I don't like glamorizing an Indian war battle (massacre?) with white men's statues and markers. What struck me on this visit, however, was the embarrassingly shabby look of the place. I'm pretty sure there hasn't been any paint... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Whitestone Hill is a site owned and administered by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. In this place, in September 1863, US troops commanded by Brigadier General Alfred Sully attacked an encampment of Dakota near one of the many lakes dotting the Missouri Coteau. Most of what is commonly told about the engagement comes down from the official reports... More 

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