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Whitestone Memorial to Indians unveiled, Whitestone Hill Battlefield, Dickey County, N.D.
Whitestone Memorial to Indians unveiled, Whitestone Hill Battlefield, Dickey County, N.D.
TitleWhitestone Memorial to Indians unveiled, Whitestone Hill Battlefield, Dickey County, N.D.
Date of Original1942-07-04
CreatorPorter, H. A.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionIndians gather in tradtional dress to unveil a plaque to memorialize Indians who died in the battle of Whitestone Hill.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectHistoric sites
Military
Indians of North America
People
Awards and ceremonies
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Girls
Plaques
Battlefields
Feathers
Headdresses
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Children
Indians of North America - Commemoration
Indians of North America - War
Whitestone Hill, Battle of, N.D., 1863
Personal NameTwo Bears, Basil
Two Bears, Alberta
Looking Horse, Eugene
All Yellow, James
Young Bear, Frank
LocationWhitestone Hill Battlefield Historic Site (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number00004-046
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Whitestone memorial to Indians unveiled. White Stone Hill Battlefield NW Dickey County, N.D. July 4, 42. Possibly for the first time in American history a memorial was erected to the warriors and other Indians who died in a battle with the whites. As the finale to a Fourth of July celebration held at the battlefield 28 miles NW of Ellendale, Basil Two Bears, grandson of the Yanktonai chief at the battle in 1863, accepted the plaque depicted in the photograph, in the name of the 5 Sioux tribes present at the fight. His grand-daughter, Alberta Two Bears unveiled the memorial and is shown standing near it. L to R Eugene Looking Horse and his mother, James All Yellow and his wife, and Frank Young Bear; the latter's mother was a child of 11 at the battle and still lives at Standing Rock Reservation, as do the others. Photo by H.A. Porter"--Typed on card affixed to back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryA monument was dedicated to the Indians who fought and died at Whitestone Hill. Among those who gathered for the event were several members of Two Bears' family including Basil Two Bears his grandson. The dedication took place on July 4, 1942. This monument is thought to be the first monument in the United States dedicated to the honor of Indians who fought and died in a battle.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWhitestone Hill Battlefield Collection 00004
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00004-046)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00004046
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