• Victory Dance

  • Location:

    Junction of County Road 9 and County Road 10
    Spicer, MN 56288

Ojibwe and Dakota nations had a long history of conflict in what would become Minnesota. Both Dakota and Ojibwe people contended for the control of the abundant natural resources in the future Kandiyohi County area that played an economic role in the global business of the fur trade. Sites in the area became culturally significant through associations with conflict.

This Dakota campsite was very important. In 1857, Andrew Holes and William B. Cartledge of New London witnessed a party of Dakota dancing here to celebrate victory over the Ojibwe.

Where: This marker is located at the junction of County Highway 9 and County Highway 10 (113th Ave NE).