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Celebrate 175 years of Bruguier's Cabin in May 2024!

On Saturday, May 25th, 2024, the girls of '68 are celebrating the 175th anniversary of Bruguier's Cabin, the oldest structure in Sioux City with a special ceremony at the War Eagle Monument. And you're invited!

in background, the War Eagle Monument and in foreground, the post title


At 10am on the 25th, the Girls of '68 will lay wreaths on the graves of Chief War Eagle and Theophile Bruguier, and guest speakers will share a few words, including Steve Red Buffalo, and Jackie Warnstadt (who previously served as president of Girls of '68.)

The Bruguier Cabin was built by Theophile Bruguier in 1849 and is considered the oldest building in Sioux City. He was a French-Canadian fur trader who settled in Sioux City and befriended the Yankton Sioux Chief Wambdi Okicize (which literally translates as "Little Eagle", but he was instead called "War Eagle" by his English-speaking contemporaries.) Bruguier went on to marry two of War Eagle's daughters, Dawn and Flaming Cloud, with whom he had a combined total of 13 children. Theophile Bruguier, Chief War Eagle, Dawn, Flaming Cloud, and several other family members are all buried on the bluff in War Eagle Park near the War Eagle Monument.

a cookie depicting Bruguier's Cabin
Bruguier's Cabin in cookie form, courtesy of Sugar Shack


Bruguier's original cabin now sits in Riverside Park, near the Miracle League playground area. The Girls of '68, a historical club in Sioux City, use the cabin as their clubhouse and open it up to the public on the second Sunday afternoon each month during summer and early fall. Open dates for 2024 include from 2 to 4pm on:

  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • August 11th
  • September 8th
  • October 13th

For more information about the Girls of '68, visit their Girls of '68 Facebook page

For more information on the monument, check out my guide to Sioux City's War Eagle Park

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