Historic Sites

Blood Run National Historic Landmark

Lyon County, Iowa

American Gothic House

Occupied from 900 A.D. to about 1720 A.D. by the Oneota culture and later the Prairie Sioux, the site was a major intertribal and ceremonial center. Surveys have identified burial mounds and village sites.

The Blood Run Site is located in the northwestern corner of Iowa along the Big Sioux River and Blood Run Creek. Public access only by arrangement with local manager.

Related Websites

Lyon County Conservation Board

Blood Run National Historic Landmark: One Place Many People

Contact Information

Craig Van Otterloo
Lyon County Conservation Board.
311 First Avenue 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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