Blood Run Site

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Coordinates: 43°28′N 96°35′W / 43.47°N 96.58°W / 43.47; -96.58

Blood Run Site
Blood Run Site montage.jpg
Nearest city Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Granite, Iowa, and Canton, South Dakota
Built 1300 (possibly built over three millennia) though the site was inhabited regularly for 8500 years in other than mound era dwelling.
Architect Ho-Chunk, Ioway, Otoe, Missouri
Architectural style Civic, Ceremonial, Effigy, and Burial Mounds. Including a 1.25 miles (2.01 km) long snake mound destroyed for railroad fill (1930s).
Governing body Multi-Cultural Indigenous Nations
NRHP Reference # 70000246
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 29, 1970[1]
Designated NHL August 29, 1970[2]

The Blood Run Site is an archaeological site on the border of the US states of Iowa and South Dakota. The site was essentially populated for 8,500 years, within which earthworks structures were built by the Oneota Culture and occupied descendant tribes such as the Ioway, Otoe, Missouri, and shared with Quapaw and later Kansa, Osage, Omaha (who were both Omaha and Ponca at the time) people.


Iowa in 1718, showing cluster of Ioway (Aiouez) and Omaha (Maha) villages in the northwest, possibly including Blood Run;

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Blood Run Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  • Blood Run. Allison Hedge Coke. Salt Publications. 2006 UK. 2007 US.[1]
  • The Ohio State University College of Arts and College of Humanities. June 2009. Chadwick Allen, English, "Siting Earthworks in Allison Hedge Coke's Blood Run." Plenary address, LitFest 2009, University of Dayton, March 28 [2]
  • SD Parks & Wildlife Foundation. [3]

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