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Ernest Wabasha: The Burden of History

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in 1862, Dakota Conflict, Featured, Minnesota | 0 comments

I was 30 years old, a journalist with a passing knowledge of Indian history. Yet it had never occurred to me, until I came across the name...

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150 Years After America’s Largest Mass Execution, the Quest for Healing Continues

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in 1862, Dakota Conflict, Featured, Mankato Hanging 1862 | 3 comments

      HONORING THE 38 I took this video as about 100 Dakota Indian riders arrived in Mankato, MN on Wednesday, Dec. 26,...

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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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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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MINNESOTA in the CIVIL WAR — “The Saviors of Kentucky”

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Dakota Conflict, Minnesota's Civil War | 1 comment

  “… they (the 2nd Minnesota Volunteers) were presented with a beautiful silk banner, presented by the Loyal Ladies of...

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