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Battle Of Birch Coulee
The Battle of Birch Coulee
Battle of Birch Coulee
occurred September 2, 1862 during the Dakota War of 1862. After the Battle of Fort Ridgely
Battle of Fort Ridgely
and the Battle of New Ulm, Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley
Henry Hastings Sibley
was planning to retaliate against the Sioux and to obtain the release of the settlers they were holding captive. While Sibley was training soldiers and attempting to organize supplies, he was reminded that the bodies of many settlers killed by the Indians still remained unburied on the battlefields. Sibley sent out a burial party of about 170 men from Fort Ridgely
Fort Ridgely
on August 31, 1862.Lithograph depicting the Battle of Birch Coulee.Battlefield carnage two months after the incident.Contents1 The battle 2 Aftermath 3 References 4 External linksThe battle[edit] The troops, commanded by Captain Hiram P
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Fort Ridgely
Fort Ridgely
Fort Ridgely
was a United States Army
United States Army
outpost (1853–1867) near the Dakota reservation in southwestern Minnesota
Minnesota
(located near Fairfax). Built between 1853–1854, it was named for three officers named Ridgely who were killed in the Mexican–American War.[2] The fort played an important role in the Dakota War of 1862.[3] The Battle of Fort Ridgely
Fort Ridgely
was fought there in two engagements over August 20–22, 1862 between Army volunteers and refugees from the Minnesota
Minnesota
River valley, and Dakota forces. The Army abandoned the fort in 1867 and moved westward
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Renville County, Minnesota
Renville County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,730.[2] Its county seat is Olivia.[3] The county was formed in 1855 and organized in 1866.Soils of Renville County[4]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Lakes 2.2 Major highways 2.3 Adjacent counties3 Demographics 4 Communities4.1 Cities 4.2 Townships 4.3 Unincorporated communities 4.4 Ghost towns5 Politics 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]Birch Coulee Battlefield near Morton.Renville County is named in honor of Joseph Renville, a fur trader.[5] The county was the site of several engagements in the Dakota War of 1862. Geography[edit] According to the U.S
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Lakota People
The Lakota, natively known as the Lakȟóta (pronounced [laˈkˣota]), also known as Teton, (from Thítȟuŋwaŋ)[3] and Teton Sioux. They speak the Lakota language, the westernmost of the three closely related languages that belong to the Siouan language
Siouan language
family, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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Big Eagle
Big Eagle
Big Eagle
(Dakota: Waŋbdí Táŋka, c. 1827 – 1906) was the leader of a band of Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux
Dakota Sioux
in Minnesota. In 1862 he and his band joined Taoyateduta
Taoyateduta
and took part in a Sioux
Sioux
uprising. He eventually surrendered. Life[edit] Waŋbdí Táŋka, also known as Jerome Big Eagle, was born in 1827 at Black Dog village, in present-day Eagan, Minnesota. He succeeded his father, Máza Ȟóta (Grey Iron) in 1857. He along with the other chiefs and headmen went to Washington in 1858 on treaty business. In the spring of 1862, Wamditanka, Little Crow and Traveling Hail were candidates for Speaker of the Mdewakanton tribe which Traveling Hail won
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National Park Service
The National Park Service
National Park Service
(NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.[1] It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service
National Park Service
Organic Act[2] and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior
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National Register Of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Minnesota River
The Minnesota
Minnesota
River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Minnesota. It drains a watershed of nearly 17,000 square miles (44,000 km2), 14,751 square miles (38,200 km2) in Minnesota and about 2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2) in South Dakota
South Dakota
and Iowa. It rises in southwestern Minnesota, in Big Stone Lake
Big Stone Lake
on the Minnesota– South Dakota
South Dakota
border just south of the Laurentian Divide
Laurentian Divide
at the Traverse Gap
Traverse Gap
portage. It flows southeast to Mankato, then turns northeast. It joins the Mississippi south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
and St. Paul, near the historic Fort Snelling. The valley is one of several distinct regions of Minnesota
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Fort Abercrombie
Fort Abercrombie, in North Dakota, was an American fort established by authority of an act of Congress, March 3, 1857. The act allocated twenty-five square miles of land on the Red River of the North
Red River of the North
in Dakota Territory
Dakota Territory
to be used for a military outpost, but the exact location was left to the discretion of Lieutenant Colonel John J. Abercrombie. The fort was constructed in the year 1858. It was the first permanent military settlement in what became North Dakota, and is thus known as "The Gateway to the Dakotas".Contents1 History 2 Dakota War of 18622.1 Casualties3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory[edit] Because the original location was prone to flooding, a new fort was built at a higher location in 1860, north of the original location. It was besieged by the Dakota (Sioux) Indians for more than six weeks during the Dakota War of 1862
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Morton, Minnesota
Morton is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. This city is ninety-five miles southwest of Minneapolis. It is the administrative headquarters of the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation. The population was 411 at the 2010 census.[6]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics3.1 2010 census 3.2 2000 census4 Industry 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Morton was platted in 1882.[7] Morton was incorporated in 1887.[7] Geography[edit] According to the United States Census
Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2); 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1] U.S. Route 71
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New Ulm, Minnesota
New Ulm
Ulm
is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,522 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the county seat of Brown County.[7] Located in the triangle of land formed by the confluence of the Minnesota
Minnesota
River and the Cottonwood River, the city is home to the Minnesota
Minnesota
Music Hall of Fame, the Hermann Heights Monument, Martin Luther College, Flandrau State Park, and the August Schell
August Schell
Brewing Company. New Ulm
Ulm
is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm.[8] U.S. Highway 14
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Surrender At Camp Release
The Surrender at Camp Release was the final act in the Dakota War of 1862. After the Battle of Wood Lake, Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley
Henry Hastings Sibley
had considered pursuing the retreating Sioux, but he realized he did not have the resources for a vigorous pursuit. Moreover, he feared that doing so would have inspired the Indians to murder the settlers they were holding captive. At the same time, Chief Little Crow
Chief Little Crow
was losing some of his influence, and other chiefs had wanted to make peace and end the hostilities. Despite the peace, armed conflict eventually broke out again during the following year and it continued into 1865.[1] After the Battle of Wood Lake, a group of chiefs, including Wabasha, Red Iron, Taopi, Gabriel Renville, and others, sent prisoner Joseph Campbell as a messenger to let Sibley know that the captives were safe
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