Birch Coulee Monuments
Erected by the state in 1894
A monument was erected at Morton to commemorate
the battle at Birch Coulee. There are two monuments, one to honor the soldiers
who lost their lives in this battle; the other monument honors the Indians
who lost their lives in this battle while trying to aid the white settlers
There was a strong sentiment in favor
of moving the monuments to the battle-ground site, which is in a public
park. The monuments can still be
seen from Highway 19 one mile east of Morton.
This monument honors the soldiers.
This monument honors the Dakota Warriors.
Postcard of monuments from around the turn of the century,
notice the size of the trees with the above photo!