After the Battle

After the Battle (HM1CWS)

Location: Morton, MN 56270 Renville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 34.574', W 94° 58.483'

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"Soon after the battle I, with many others who had taken part in the war, surrendered to Gen. Sibley."
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"As soon as I surrendered I was thrown in prison," Wamditanka said. After three years in jail, he rejoined his band in Nebraska. He moved back to Minnesota in 1869 and died in Granite Falls in 1906.

Joseph Anderson was wounded at Birch Coulee and went home to St. Paul after the battle. He left Minnesota in 1877, returning once in 1894 for the dedication of the Birch Coulee monument in Morton. He died three years later in Oklahoma City.

"They Say Minnesota Nice"

Francis J. Yellow is a member of the Lakota Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. A visual artist and poet, he expresses his belief in the sacredness of humanity through his work.

In this painting, Yellow depicts the clash of cultures that culminated in the U.S.-Dakota War. The scaffold at the upper right refers to the government's trial and execution of 40 Dakota men after the war.

Minnesota Historical Society
Birch Coulee Battlefield
Placed ByThe Minnesota Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 343218 N 4937773
Decimal Degrees44.57623333, -94.97471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 34.574', W 94° 58.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 34' 34.44" N, 94° 58' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35000-35090 Co Hwy 2, Morton MN 56270, US
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