Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doctor Mayo Was Part of the Dakota Conflict of 1862

Dr. W.W. Mayo, then of LeSueur MN at the time of the Dakota Conflict of 1862 was on hand to witness the hanging of 38 Sioux Indians at a mass execution in Mankato, MN on December 26, 1862, the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Dr. W.W. Mayo was the father of Will and Charlie Mayo, the brothers who founded the now-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. He ended up with the body of Cut Nose, one of the executed Indians, which he rendered down to bones. His sons learned basic anatomy by playing with this skeleton as children.

Read the story of the Dakota conflict of 1862 in the book "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:


We honor all victims of the Dakota Conflict.
We forgive the crimes committed by our ancestors
We support the reconciliation long sought by both cultures
Dakota Slogan: "Forgive Everybody Everything"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Hawkins County" is 1970's Americana

"Hawkins County" does for the 1970's what "Stand by Me" did for the 1950's. This is pure 1970's nostalgia which takes place in the Midwest USA, but it happened in your town too.

Available at Amazon as Ebook or paperback at this link:


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