• Little Crow’s Camp

  • Location:

    Spicer, MN 56288

The Dakota nation established campsites in Kandiyohi County to hunt and fish. Little Crow’s campsite located here was used for that purpose. Little Crow was born Taoyateduta about 1810 in the Mdewakanton Dakota village of Kaposia. Little Crow later became chief of his village after his father’s death in 1846. Little Crow signed the Treaty at Traverse Des Sioux in 1851. He went with the Dakota delegation to Washington D.C. in 1858 to convince the U.S. Government to follow through on the previous treaty’s terms. Through the treaties with the U.S. Government, the Dakota were left with a small portion of land south of the Minnesota River. Little Crow played an important role in the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862 by serving as the leader for the Dakota warriors.

Where:  This marker is located 2 miles north of Spicer on MN 23 and turn west on 73rd St. NE and follow 140th Ave about .5 miles.