Chief Little Crow Ceremony 26 Jun 13

On Saturday, July 6th, a ceremony will be held in Hutchinson observing the 150th Anniversary of the death of Chief Little Crow.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 in the morning at West River Park.

Mayor Steve Cook says State Representative Dean Urdahl is among those planning on attending the ceremony, as is a Great-Great Grandaughter of Chief Little Crow.

Chief Little Crow was the best known leader of the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

A bounty was put on his head. On July 3, 1863, a farmer and his son accidentally came across Little Crow and his son north of Hutchinson (the latter two were reportedly picking raspberries). Both sides were armed, shots were exchanged, and Little Crow fell with a mortal wound.