Big Mound Battlefield State Historic Site

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The Big Mound Battlefield State Historic Site overlooks the site of the July 24, 1863, Battle of Big Mound. This was the first major battle fought in Dakota Territory by General Henry H. Sibley's Minnesota volunteers. It was the beginning of a week-long series of running battles that ended with the escape of the Native people to the west side of the Missouri River.

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