Indian Capitol of the DakotasThe Sioux tribes established, near here, Council Rock as a central meeting place for all the bands. Using a black oviate rock measuring 6" x 11" surrounded by a circle of stones 15 feet in diameter, representatives of each tribe sat with feet extended toward the Council Rock to settle affairs of the Sioux nation. The site had religious significance and was maintained as a sanctuary from war and strife. As many as 3,000 Teton, Santee, Yankton and Yanktonai gathered here annually for a great Trade Fair, where goods were bartered among the tribes. Needy persons could always find supplies here.
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|Placed By||4-H Bicentennial Community Pride project sponsored by the United States Brewers association, the Spink County 4-H Council, The S.D. Department of Transportation, and the S.D. State Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 538494 N 4973923|
|Decimal Degrees||44.91770000, -98.51228333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 55.062', W 98° 30.737'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 55' 3.72" N, 98° 30' 44.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17000-17082 US-281, Redfield SD 57469, US|
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