Monday, April 2, 2018

Timeline for Dakota Conflict of 1862





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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising


On this, the last day of 2017, we reflect on the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors which occurred at Mankato MN on December 26, 1862. Ordered by President Lincoln, the hanging was carried out by the Union Army. According to Harper's Weekly, 4,000 spectators crowded into the small community of Mankato to witnesss this public execution. President Lincoln ordered the execution to end the Dakota Conflict which broke out in August of 1862 and killed hundreds of settlers on the Southern Minnesota prairie. This was the largest loss of civilian, non-combatant life in and Indian war in United States history.

We honor the Dakota Indian members of the 150th anniversary of the hanging during their annual memorial ride to Mankato in 2012. They adopted the slogan: "Forgive Everybody Everything." They have the right idea.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Timeline: The Dakota Conflict of 1862 September 28 - November 3, Camp Release

Sibley appoints a five-member military commission to "try summarily" Dakota charged with murder and atrocities committed against the Minnesota settlers.  Over the next six weeks 393 Dakota are tried and 303 are sentenced to death.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Yesterday I had the honor of appearing with none other than President Abraham Lincoln at the cabin shown here on the grounds of Fort Belmont, Jackson, MN. Mister Lincoln was asked to present his famous Gettyburg Address which he performed flawlessly. We were at Fort Belmont to celebrate Pioneer Days, which closes the site for the season. We also discussed the Dakota Conflict of 1862, during which settlers in Jackson were killed and the remainder fled from the county, leaving it abandoned for three years. Our literature about the Dakota Conflict was offered for sale with a significant amount of each sale donated to Fort Belmont, a non-profit organization. We hope you can come and visit us next year.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pioneer Days at Fort Belmont, Jackson, MN, September 9-10, 2017

Come on down to Jackson MN this weekend and join in the fun. See above events. Fort Belmont is conveniently located adjacent to interstate 90 at Jackson, Minnesota.

While you are here, get your signed souvenir copy of the trade paperback "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising." Price $14.95. For every book sold, $5.00 will be donated to the support of Fort Belmont, a private non-profit organization.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

1862 Dakota Conflict: The Battle of Birch Coulee, September 2-3, 1862



The great Sioux uprising which began on August 17, 1862 at Acton continues to rage like wildfire across southern Minnesota. Colonel Henry Sibley, leading the Sixth Minnesota Regiment and volunteers, the Indian Expedition as it is called, is encamped at Fort Ridgley. He sends out a scouting party and burial detail today to the area known as Birch Coulee. The detail meets Little Crow's warriors who are en route to destroy Mankato and St. Peter like they had New Ulm several days ago. The battle of  Birch Coulee is underway.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Col. Henry Sibley's Description of the Horrors of the Dakota Conflict, August 1862


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4U_-p-WSE


From "The Ancestory, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley LL.D." the leader of the Indian Expedition against Chief Little Crow and his Dakota Sioux warriors.

August 2017 is the 155th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict, or Great Sioux Uprising as it was also called.

The Dakota Conflict caused the most civilian deaths in an Indian war in U.S. history. When it was over, 38 Sioux warriors were executed by hanging, by order of President Lincoln, at Mankato Minnesota on December 26, 1862. This remains the largest mass execution in U. S. history.

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