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This granite hilltop monument depicting an army bugler was dedicated in 1910 to honor 20 soldiers who were killed in the 1863 conflict between the army and a camp of about 4,000 Dakota and Lakota Sioux. The soldiers' graves encircle the monument.

Forgotten clash still divides: Was N.D.'s deadliest conflict, 150 years ago, a battle or massacre?

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What: 150th Anniversary of Whitestone Hill conflict

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 24, program concludes with 5:30 p.m. buffalo supper, RSVP required

Where: Whitestone Hill Historic Site, 23 miles southeast of Kulm, N.D.

Info: Free to attend

For more information: Call the State Historical Society of North Dakota at 701-328-3508

WHITESTONE HILL -- It stands as the deadliest conflict ever recorded on North Dakota soil.

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