150 years ago the conflict in the Minnesota River valley killed hundreds of soldiers and settlers and an unknown number of Dakota. A collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and newspaper accounts helps commemorate that tragic summer of 1862.
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The Minnesota History Center for two years has been intensely researching the six-week conflict in 1862 and what led up to one of the most heart-breaking chapters in state history, KARE 11 reports. Research of the complex episode included interviews with direct descendants of settlers and native people. The culmination of the work will be on display beginning Saturday, in time for the 150th anniversary of the war.
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On August 17th a century-and-a-half ago the first victims of the U-S Dakota War were killed in the Minnesota River valley. The conflict lasted six weeks and killed about 600 settlers as Dakota bands tried to reclaim their ancestral homelands. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, with flags flying at half staff.
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