|Located 23 miles southeast of Kulm, ND.|
North Dakota USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
"Whitestone Hill State Historic Site, located 23 miles southeast of Kulm, Dickey County, marks the scene of the fiercest clash between Indians and white soldiers in North Dakota. On September 3, 1863, General Alfred Sully's troops attacked a tipi camp of Yanktonai, some Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota, and Blackfeet (Sihasapa Lakota), as part of a military mission to punish participants of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. In the ensuing battle, many Indian men, women, and children died or were captured. Military casualties were comparatively light. The Indians also suffered the destruction of virtually all of their property, leaving them nearly destitute for the coming winter." Their web page is at http://history.nd.gov/historicsites/whitestone/index.html
There are monuments to both Native American communities whose members died and to 6 members of the Second Nebraska Cavalry and 14 members of the Sixth Iowa Cavalry who died there. All are listed here along with two settlers in the area who were memorialized by their children. It will take additional research to recover the names of Sioux casualties.