Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan

Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (HMYAD)

Location: Pikeville, MN 41501 Hennepin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 53.443', W 93° 10.91'

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Remembering and Honoring

This memorial honors the sixteen hundred Dakota people, many of them women and children, who were imprisoned here at Fort Snelling in the aftermath of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict. Frightened, uprooted, and uncertain of the fate of their missing relatives, the interned Dakota suffered severe hardship. At least 130 died during the cold winter months of captivity.

In May, 1863, the survivors from the camp were crowded aboard steamboats and taken to Crow Creek in southeastern South Dakota. Those who survived Crow Creek were moved again three years later to the Santee Reservation in Nebraska.

The pipestone in the center of the memorial was placed here by Amos Owen of the Prairie Island Indian Community during a ceremony in 1987. Please be respectful of this sacred place.
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 485641 N 4970826
Decimal Degrees44.89071667, -93.18183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.443', W 93° 10.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 26.58" N, 93° 10' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-136 Minnesota Valley State Trail, Pikeville MN 41501, US
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