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Saturday marks 150th anniversary of US-Dakota War

Published 08/16/2012

The war began on Aug. 18, 1862, at the Lower Sioux Agency in Morton. Hundreds were killed in six weeks of fighting, and the Dakota were exiled from their homeland. The war ended with the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato on Dec. 26, 1862 — the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

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