Vengeance was on the minds of the soldiers that day as they came upon a vast teepee village for a gathering of thousands of Dakota and Lakota Sioux. Later Gen. Alfred Sully reportedly described what happened here 150 years ago as a bloody mistake.
The Edgeley Volunteer Fire Department says no one was hurt in the Monday morning blaze, which was reported by a hunter. Authorities say the museum was destroyed. The state Historical Society is checking on the status of about 20 artifacts.
Whitestone Hill Battlefield, located in the rolling prairies and lakes 23 miles southeast of Kulm, N.D., is among the North Dakota state historic sites that will open May 16. It marks the scene of the fiercest clash between Indians and white soldiers in North Dakota.
Herald Staff Report
, April 29, 2009
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