Whitestone Hill Battlefield State Historic Site

Whitestone Hill Battlefield State Historic Site


Location:23 miles southeast of Kulm, in Dickey County.
Facilities:Historic site, museum, picnic area with shelter, horseshoe pits, pit toilets. Open May 16-September 15, Thursday-Monday.
Special Features:Site marks the scene of the fiercest clash between Indians and white soldiers in North Dakota. On September 3, 1863, troops attacked a tipi camp as part of a military mission to punish participants of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. In the ensuing battle, military casualties were comparatively light, but hundreds of Indian men, women, and children died or were captured. The Indians also suffered the destruction of virtually all of their property, leaving them nearly destitute for the coming winter. Today the site includes a portion of the battlefield, with a monument honoring the Indian dead and another honoring the soldiers who died in the battle.
Address:RR 1, Box 125
Kulm, ND 58456

Phone:701-396-7731
Web: www.state.nd.us/HIST/whitestone/index.html

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