Stuart B. Garvie

Stuart B. Garvie

Death 22 Aug 1862
McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34188020 · View Source
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In 1862, Stewart B. Garvie was working as a trader to the Dakota Indians at the Upper Sioux Agency (the Dakota were also called the Sioux). The Dakota were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons, so on August 18, 1862, they went to war against the whites. Late in the evening of August 18, the uprising reached the Upper Sioux Agency, with the Dakota attacking the trading posts. Garvie defended his post for most of the night, but he was wounded by buck-shot in the lower abdomen. He did manage to escape, making it to the warehouse at the Agency, where other whites and some friendly Dakota had gathered. Early the next morning, the party of 62 left the warehouse, led by John Other Day, a friendly Dakota. They headed northeast, and the night of August 21, Garvie's condition had deteriorated so they had to leave him at the house of a Mr. Peck, where he died the next morning. His body was brought into Hutchinson where he was buried about noon on August 23. After the Uprising was put down, many Dakota were tried by a Military Commission. Haypinkpa, or Tip of the Horn, was tried and convicted of killing Garvie. He and 37 other Dakota were hanged at Mankato, Minnesota, on December 26, 1862. The inscription on Garvie's gravestone reads "S. B. Garvie, Killed by the Indians at Yellow Medicine, Aug. 22, 1862, E 33 Yrs." The Upper Sioux Agency was also known as the Yellow Medicine Agency. Garvies story is related on pages 73 and 74 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published by Curtis Dahlin in 2007.


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  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34188020
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Stuart B. Garvie (unknown–22 Aug 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34188020, citing Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .