Upper Sioux Agency State Park

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Upper Sioux Agency
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Upper Sioux Agency State Park is located in Minnesota
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park is located in the United States
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Location5908 Highway 67, Sioux Agency Township, Minnesota
Nearest cityGranite Falls, Minnesota
Coordinates44°44′5″N 95°27′24.23″W / 44.73472°N 95.4567306°W / 44.73472; -95.4567306Coordinates: 44°44′5″N 95°27′24.23″W / 44.73472°N 95.4567306°W / 44.73472; -95.4567306
NRHP reference No.70000315[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1970

Upper Sioux Agency State Park is a Minnesota state park on the Minnesota River, south of Granite Falls. It preserves the site of the historic Upper Sioux Agency (or Yellow Medicine Agency), which was destroyed in the Dakota War of 1862. The agency site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 for having state-level significance under the themes of archaeology, architecture, education, and social history.[2] Chief Walking Iron Mazomani, a leader of the Wahpetonwan (Dwellers in the Leaves) Dakota tribes who was killed during the 1862 Dakota War's Battle of Wood Lake, is buried at this location.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Upper Sioux Agency". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  3. ^ "Chief Walking Iron Mazomani". Find a Grave. Retrieved May 16, 2021.

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