Bounty Check

The bounty check for $500 dollars from the state of Minnesota to Nathan Lamson for killing Little Crow.


In September, 1862, Little Crow and his small band of followers fled to Canada.
In June of 1863, short on food, horses, and provisions, Little Crow and a small party
of family and close friends returned to Minnesota.
Late in the afternoon of July 3, 1863, while Little Crow gathered berries in a thicket
northwest of Hutchinson with his son Wowinape, Nathan Lamson and his son, Chauncey,
saw them and opened fire. The Lamsons were unaware of their victim’s identity until
Wowinape, who had fled the scene, was captured by soldiers near Devils Lake some
weeks later. Nathan Lamson later received a $500 check from the State of Minnesota;
his son, Chauncey, also collected a bounty.