Birch Coulee Battlefield

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Introduction

Birch Coulee Battlefield is the location of a fierce battle during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Markers along a self-guided prairie trail interpret the event from multiple perspectives. The site is open daily from dawn until dusk. It is located at County Highways 2 and 18 in Morton. Birch Coulee Battlefield is managed by the Renville County Historical Society.

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Birch Coulee Images

Birch Coulee Images

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Prairie landscape at Birch Coulee Battlefield.

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'The Battle of Birch Coulee' lithograph by Paul G. Biersach, 1912

"The Battle of Birch Coulee," lithograph by Paul G. Biersach, 1912

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