“This year marks 150 years since the US-Dakota war, a conflict that shaped the state of Minnesota, and its bitter consequences are still felt today,” MPR News series.
A series on the U.S.-Dakota War from the Star Tribune looking at “the darkest chapter in Minnesota’s history.”
Minnesota Historical Society: “The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 followed years of broken treaties and promises to the Dakota people combined with a burgeoning white population in the state. In August 1862, when late annuity payments and the refusal by agents and traders to release provisions found some Dakota facing starvation, factions attacked white settlements, the Lower Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely in south central and southwestern Minnesota. A significant number of Dakota were against the war and did not participate.”
MNHS: The Treaty Story, how Minnesota was divided from 1837 on.
Memory Map: The Dakota’s relationship to Minnesota