Merricourt North Dakota
Located about six miles southwest of Merricourt, this site marks a major battle between troops of General Alfred Sully's 1863 expedition and Sioux Indians. On September 3, troops attacked a camp of Yanktonai Sioux. In the ensuing battle, 20 soldiers and nearly 200 Indian men, women, and children were killed. The site is open from May 16 through September 15, Thursday through Monday. A small museum is also on the site as well as modern facilities and a recreation area.
Other History nearby:
(Oakes) Dickey County Heritage Center
(Oakes) Dickey County Historical Park
(Eureka) Eureka Pioneer Museum
(Ft. Ransom) Ft. Ransom State Historic Site
(Ashley) McIntosh County Heritage Center
(Kathryn) Standing Rock State Historic Site
09/21 Coming to The Merricourt area
Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festivals Moorhead MN June28-29 The Midwest Viking Festival is an outdoor gathering of craftsmen, musicians and living history enthusiasts, from throughout the upper Midwest, who specialize in bringing the Viking Age back to life.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.