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 Dakota War of 1862, which led to the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. A bounty was put on his head. On July 3, 1863, a farmer and his son accidentally came across Little Crow and his son, who were picking raspberries. Both sides were armed, shots were exchanged, and Little Crow fell with a mortal wound to the stomach. The farmer was awarded $545.

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

Death Spot of Little Crow

CR 18, Hutchinson, MN
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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