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Fort Yates, North Dakota: Disputed Grave of Sitting Bull

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Address:
ND Hwy. 24, Fort Yates, ND
Directions:
Fort Yates, about a mile east of ND 24, north side. If you pass Rockin Tacos you've gone too far.
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Burial Site of Sitting Bull.

Disputed Grave of Sitting Bull

Two towns on either side of the Dakota border claim to have the great Indian chief's bones. This is where North Dakota's Sitting Bull is buried.

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Sitting Bull Monument.

Sitting Bull Monument

Plaque states that Sitting Bull was killed at Fort Yates and "was laid to rest here and may have been disinterred in 1953 at the request of four of his grandchildren."

[Ronnie, 10/11/2016]

The town of Mobridge, South Dakota, also claims to have the grave of Sitting Bull.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Standing Rock: Do Not MoveStanding Rock: Do Not Move, Fort Yates, ND - < 1 mi.
Lawrence Welk BirthplaceLawrence Welk Birthplace, Strasburg, ND - 21 mi.
Disputed Grave of Sitting BullDisputed Grave of Sitting Bull, Mobridge, SD - 40 mi.
In the region:
Reflections: Big Shiny Ball and Eagle, Bismarck, ND - 51 mi.

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