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Fort Yates, North Dakota: Standing Rock: Do Not Move

Standing Rock has stood on its pedestal since 1886. Now it's in the middle of a parking lot, but it cannot be moved.

Standing Rock Ave., Fort Yates, ND
Along the waterfront, on the east side of Standing Rock Ave., in the parking lot of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe offices, which are across the street.
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Standing Rock.

Sacred Stone

As early as 1740, documents record a Wakan (holy or sacred) stone -- described as a woman and a child turned to stone -- that had been carried from place-to-place for generations by the Dakota/Lakota People. Before his death in 1890, Sitting Bull held a council where it was decided that the stone should no longer be moved and should remain at Fort Yates. On November 6, 1886, the stone was fastened to a pedestal and spiritual leader Fire Cloud conducted a dedication ceremony.

[Ronnie, 10/12/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Disputed Grave of Sitting BullDisputed Grave of Sitting Bull, Fort Yates, ND - < 1 mi.
Lawrence Welk BirthplaceLawrence Welk Birthplace, Strasburg, ND - 20 mi.
Disputed Grave of Sitting BullDisputed Grave of Sitting Bull, Mobridge, SD - 40 mi.
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Dazed Children of the Future, Bismarck, ND - 51 mi.

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