Topic: Dakota War

Chief Taoyateduta ‘Little Crow’ and the Dakota War of 1862

Chief Ta-Oyate-Duta “Little Crow” (c.1810 – July 3, 1863), Dakota was the eldest son of Big Thunder also named Little Crow. It was on account of his father’s name, mistranslated Crow, that he was called by the whites “Little Crow.” His real name was Taoyateduta, His Red People. He was the Dakota Chief who led […]

Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)

Remembering 38 + 2 Dakota Ancestors Their trials were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. They were executed at Mankato, Minnesota on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. This day after Christmas is somber for Dakota American Indians marking a travesty of justice over 150 years ago, when 38+2 of […]
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