Historic Sites

Blood Run National Historic Landmark

Explore mounds and village sties occupied by the Oneota and Prairie Sioux

This National Historic Landmark was a large village and ceremonial site of the people who were ancestors of the Omaha, Iowa, Ponca and Otoe-Missouria tribes. The Big Sioux River, abudant game, fertile soil for gardens and access to pipestone made this land attractive to these people. It was a major trading site from about 1500 to 1700. Hundreds of burial mounds were once observed and many are protected at this site.


1/2 mile south of 1001 120th St.
Larchwood, IA 51241
(712) 472-2217 (Lyon County Conservation Board)


Open year-round
Daily: Sunrise - Sunset

Related Websites


Craig Van Otterloo
Lyon County Conservation Board
311 First Ave. E
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Telephone: 712-472-2217 

Jerome Thompson
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Telephone: 515-281-4221
Email: Jerome.Thompson@iowa.gov

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