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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

For two decades, the Dakota’s hunting lands were stolen, provisions promised by the government rarely arrived, and White settlers surrounded them. The summer of 1862 was brutal, as crops failed, and people were starving. On August 17, four Dakota warriors were caught stealing eggs from a White settlement. Five members of the family were killed. Knowing the US would retaliate, the Dakotas struck first, killing 500 settlers. About 2,000 Dakotas were rounded up; 38 were publicly executed.

  • Ojibwe-Dakota in Minnesota, by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale American Indian Education department. This website offers a variety of wonderful, free resources for educators, including extensive classroom lessons, language resources, and systematic guidance in building learning/culture trunks, to engage students in grades K-5 in learning about the Dakota and Ojibwe.