The U.S.-Dakota War 150 years later
Posted at 8:00 AM on August 17, 2012
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
The US-Dakota War, 150 years later
"This year marks 150 years since the US-Dakota war, a conflict that shaped the state of Minnesota, and its bitter consequences are still felt today," MPR News series.
In the footsteps of Little Crow
A series on the U.S.-Dakota War from the Star Tribune looking at "the darkest chapter in Minnesota's history."
U.S. - Dakota War of 1862
Minnesota Historical Society: "The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 followed years of broken treaties and promises to the Dakota people combined with a burgeoning white population in the state. In August 1862, when late annuity payments and the refusal by agents and traders to release provisions found some Dakota facing starvation, factions attacked white settlements, the Lower Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely in south central and southwestern Minnesota. A significant number of Dakota were against the war and did not participate."