It has been over 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a disastrous time in Minnesota history. The war had a profound impact in shaping Minnesota as we know it today. This site is a resource for learning about the war, its causes, and its far-reaching consequences.


Oral Traditions & Discussions

Share your Story

How did this war, its causes and the aftermath affect your family?

Mni Sota Wakpa Stories and Reflections

Listen to stories and reflections about historic sites


Research Resources

Look deeper into Minnesota's complex history


Relevant Publications

Teacher Resources

Tools for the classroom


Trace your family's connection to Minnesota