Monday, July 23, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict Timeline

This day in history, 161 years ago, the treaty referred to below was signed with the Sioux. In accordance with the treaty, the Sioux gave up almost 24 million acres called the Siouxland so the Minnesota Territory could open the area up to settlement. This act started the chain of events that led to statehood for Minnesota in 1858, and the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, 11 years later.

July 23, 1851 - In the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, Two bands of Dakota cede to the U.S. lands in southwestern portions of the Minnesota Territory (as well as portions of Iowa and South Dakota) for $1.665 million in cash and annuities.

Read the story in one of several formats including ebook  at the link below. 


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