U.S. soldiers executed 38 Dakota by hanging in Mankato, Minnesota on Dec. 26, 1862. It's the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Most historians now believe that many of those executed were innocent of the crimes of which they were accused. (Artist: J. Thullen, 1884. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society)
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A history of conflict in Minnesota
As part of Minnesota Public Radio's Sesquicentennial history series, Midday explores the history of American Indians in Minnesota, including a rebroadcast of an MPR special report about the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862 titled "Minnesota's Uncivil War."
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