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This week is the somber anniversary of the largest mass execution in the US

On this week more than 150 years ago, dozens of Native American men were killed by the government in the largest mass execution in US history. In the Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, groups of Dakota (part of the Sioux group of Native American tribes) were angry with the US government over broken land treaties and late annuity payments. Times were tough, too, and Dakota families were starving.

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1/12/2020

article MORE TO THE STORY: The Dakota attack that never came
(Minnesota) -- The early years of McLeod County must have been something to see. Not only was the landscape a wild and fruitful one, but for those coming to the region...

12/28/2019

article This week is the somber anniversary of the largest mass execution in the US
(Minnesota) -- On this week more than 150 years ago, dozens of Native American men were killed by the government in the largest mass execution in US history. In the...

12/27/2019

article Remembering the largest mass execution in US history
(Minnesota) -- The day after Christmas is the anniversary of the largest mass execution in the United States: 38 Dakota warriors were hanged by order of President...
article Remembering the largest mass execution in US history
(Minnesota) -- The day after Christmas is the anniversary of the largest mass execution in the United States: 38 Dakota warriors were hanged by order of President...

12/26/2019

article Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride makes its way to Mankato
(Minnesota) -- The Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride reached the end of its journey Thursday, attracting hundreds to Reconciliation Park in downtown Mankato. For 330 miles, from...
article Dakota riders, runners, walkers honor ancestors at Reconciliation Park
(Minnesota) -- For Jim Hallum, the long horse ride from the Santee reservation in Nebraska to the Lower Brule reservation in central South Dakota and then to Mankato is...

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