WhenSaturday, Aug 24, 2013
WhereWhitestone Hill, Kulm, ND (map)
DescriptionWhitestone Hill State Historic Site is where the Sixth Iowa and Second Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry troops under Brigadier General Alfred Sully battled with Dakota (Sioux) warriors on September 3 and 5, 1863. The attack on the Two Bears Dakota (Sioux) village at Whitestone Hill was the last battle of the 1863 campaign, and the last major battle between soldiers and American Indians east of the Missouri River. Twenty-two soldiers and some 100 to 300 Indian people were killed and another 150 captured. A tentative schedule for the 150th anniversary event is as follows; Speakers: 9 a.m. Kevin Locke – opening prayer and ending dance 9:15 0r 9:30 a.m. Ladonna Allard - Life in the James River Valley 11 a.m. Richard Rothaus – "The Military Context of Whitestone Hill--Tactics, Artillery, and Non-Combatants.
1 p.m. Speaker to be determined– Identity and Story of the Native People of Whitestone Hill
3 p.m. Speaker Panel – Preservation of Whitestone Hill – Past, Present and Future
4 p.m. Kevin Locke dance
5:30 p.m. Buffalo supper, RSVP required
Demonstrators (on site all day) to include: Dakota Lifeways, Dakota food demo, military life re-enactors, settler life re-enactors, Dakota drum and dance, Dakota War information, interpretive signs