Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 1862 Dakota Conflict

August 1862, 155 years ago, was a dark time in Minnesota history. On the 17th of August, 4 Dakota Indian boys on a hunt stopped at Acton and killed five settlers. They then returned to their camp and confessed to the elders what they did. The elders, including Little Crow, the war chief pictured above, then decided to go to war against the settlers. Although Chief Little Crow knew the effort would be futile, he led his warriors into battle. (From Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, Pp. 42-45.) Thus began the great Sioux massacre, now known as the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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