Dakota Conflict
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 32.818 W 096° 43.972
14T E 683145 N 4824054
Quick Description: On August 25, 1862, William Amidon stumbled upon a war party of Santee Sioux hiding in a cornfield in the bluffs of Sioux Falls City.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2006 2:39:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMD0Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 25

Long Description:
The warriors were waiting in the bushes waiting for night to fall to launch a surprise attack on Sioux Falls City. No one in the village was aware of the Dakota Conflict that had erupted in Minnesota.
Williams chance recovery cost him his life and his fathers life also. The next day soldiers found and carried his body to the Amidon Stone House. A scouting party was sent out with orders to ride until they found and punished the murderers. The mounted Sioux warriors started shooting down at the military and the military started shooting back and made the Sioux retreat. This was the only Indian attack ever recorded against the Sioux Falls City.
Marker Name: Dakota Conflict

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Dakota Conflict...NO LOSS OF LIFE ON EITHER SIDE


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