The Dakota War of 1862 ended with the Dakota people being forced out of Minnesota.
Alexander Ramsey, the Governor of Minnesota an avowed Indian hater and President Abraham Lincoln conspired to force the Dakota out of Minnesota to open it up to white settlers.
The ''Largest Mass Execution in United States'' history took place on December 26th. when 38 Dakota people were hung in a mass execution in Mankato Minnesota. The remainder of the Dakota were forced into camps. Many starved and died of disease over the follow year.
This month the Dakota are coming come to Pipestone Minnesota. Their spiritual home.
For more information on this tragic part of our history goggle ''The Largest Mass Execution in U.S. History''.
There is a park in Mankato Minnesota named ''Reconciliation Park'' in memory of the Execution that took place here.
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