[seal of the Minnesota Historical Society]
CHIEF SLEEPY EYES
Sleepy Eyes, or Drooping Eyelids, was born about 1780 in a Sisseton Sioux Indian village at Swan Lake in Nicollet County. The Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioned him a chief i…
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN; IN RECOGNITIONOF THE LIVING; AND FOR THE EMULATIONOF FUTURE GENERATIONS. Erected A.D. 1896, by the State of Minnesota, to preserve the site of Fort Ridgely, a United States military post established in 1853, and especially t…
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