Battle of Grand Coteau

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The Battle of Grand Coteau (North Dakota) or the Battle of Grand Coteau du Missouri was a battle that took place between a Métis buffalo hunting party from St. François Xavier, led by Jean Baptiste Falcon and the Cut Head Yanktonai, Dakota, led by Chief Medicine Bear, on July 13 to 14, 1851. The Métis were victorious.[1]

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Only 1 person and 15 horses were killed by Chief Medicine Bear's men, but they lost a substantially larger number of 15-80 men and 65 horses.[2]

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  1. "Battle of Grand Coteau (North Dakota)". Wikipedia. 2019-10-03.
  2. "Battle of Grand Coteau—North Dakota: 12-14 July 1851". www.lermuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-02-11.