Birch Coulee Battlefield
The Battle of Birch Coulee, near Morton, was among the hardest fought battles of the U.S. — Dakota War of 1862.
Walk on a self-guided trail through the recreated prairie and read about the battle from the perspectives of Joseph Anderson, a captain in the U.S. Army, and Wamditanka (Big Eagle), a Mdewakanton Soldier. Sketches from soldier Albert Colgrave provide vivid battle details and guide posts help pinpoint where the U.S. soldiers were camped and the positions the Dakota took while surrounding the U.S. soldiers.
Call 507-697-3773 or visit mnhs.org/birchcoulee for more information.