Little Crow in 1862.

Death Spot of Little Crow

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Hutchinson, Minnesota

Chief Little Crow was the best known leader of the Sioux Uprising of 1862. A bounty was put on his head. On July 3, 1863, a farmer and his son accidentally came across Little Crow and his son (the latter two were reportedly picking raspberries). Both sides were armed, shots were exchanged, and Little Crow fell with a mortal wound to the stomach. The farmers were awarded $545.00.

In 1929, a plaque was bolted to a small rock next to the road than runs closest to Little Crow's death spot.

Death Spot of Little Crow

Address:
CR 18, Hutchinson, MN
Directions:
From Hutchinson, drive north on Hwy 15 for a little over six miles. Turn left onto County Rd 18 (You'll see large, white farm buildings with green roofs on the right). Drive west on CR 18 for a little over a half-mile. The rock will be on the left, just before the road bends to the right. It's a small rock.
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