A piece of southwestern Minnesota prairie that witnessed the final battle of the Dakota Conflict of 1862 will soon be preserved as a memorial to the warriors and soldiers who fought there. A conservation easement with the landowners caps a six-year effort to protect the site.
Historical Society marks U.S. Dakota War with website; exhibit coming soon
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.