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.
Address:
Standing Rock Ave., Fort Yates, ND
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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.
In the region:
Fool Soldiers Monument, Mobridge, SD - 39 mi.

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