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Minnesota Sesquicentennial of Hate: The Hanging of the 38 on Dec. 26, 1862

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Dakota Conflict, Indians, Minnesota | 28 comments

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the most terrible event in Minnesota’s history: The mass execution in Mankato of 38 Dakota...

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Survival: Proud Descendants of The Exiled

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in 1862, Dakota Conflict, FortSnelling, Indians, Minnesota | 0 comments

A pair of bald eagles floated high above the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers Tuesday as a line of Dakota Indians,...

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She Who Bumps into Things, or The Lily of the Mohawks: First Native American Saint

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Catholics, Indians | 2 comments

On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven new Roman Catholic saints, among them the very first American Indian to be raised to...

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History Mystery: HERE WERE HANGED 38 SIOUX INDIANS

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Dakota Conflict, Indians, Mankato Hanging 1862, Minnesota, The 38 Warriors | 14 comments

A  mystery popped up last week, one that serves as a metaphor for the difficulty Minnesota faces — in this 150th anniversary year...

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