Site of Sioux Battle - Sugar Camp


A fierce battle between the Objibwe and Dakota Indians took place near this site in 1801. This particular skirmish was won by the Dakota, but we are left to speculate as to the exact reason for the battle. This narrow strip of land between the two lakes was once the site of an encampment for maple syrup gathering by the native Indians. See an interpretive panel located at the west edge of the Moonlite Bay parking lot and learn more about this historic battle.

Latitude: 46.689190
Longitude: -94.119096